All my win98 directories are empty

David Gaudine david at
Tue Jun 1 14:59:12 GMT 1999

I posted this question on the smb newsgroup, having arbitrarily decided that
"stupid questions that I should be able to figure out from the
documentation" should be kept off the mailing list, but I didn't get any
answers.  So;

Using both smbmount and smbclient, I can access my win98 systems.
That is, there doesn't seem to be any problems with passwords.
(I'm using plain-text passwords and security=user.)
If I enter an invalid password I get an error, if I enter the
correct password I don't get an error, so that part seems OK.
But, the win98 directories all show up as empty.

$ smbclient file://sleepy/sleepy_d
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
smb: \> dir

                64257 blocks of size 16384. 18186 blocks available

These values correctly show the total space and free space
of the share, although it's supposed to have 4K allocation units,
not 16K.  So it's finding the disk, it can't just list what's on it.

This is with samba 2.0.4b and linux kernel 2.2.7

Here's the smbmount version;

$ smbmount-2.2.x file://sleepy/sleepy_d mypassword -c 'mount sleepy_d'
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Server time is Tue May 25 15:42:36 1999
Timezone is UTC-4.0
$ cd sleepy_d
$ ls -la
total 0

In /etc/mtab I get
file://SLEEPY/SLEEPY_D /home1/staff/david/sleepy_d smbfs  0 0

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