SAMBA digest 2116

Thomas Cameron tcameron at
Sat Jun 5 06:32:47 GMT 1999

Wei -

I have seen that error message in the past as a symptom of case sensitivity

I usually choose the following options in smb.conf in a mixed NT/9x

preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes
case sensitive = no

Then that problem goes away.

Thomas Cameron, CNE, MCP, MCT
Three-Sixteen Technical Services, Inc.

> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 14:04:31 -0400
> From: Wei Yang <weiy at>
> To: samba at
> Subject: Win95/98 cannot, but NT can!
> Message-ID: <4.1.19990603132856.0092bc70 at>
> Dear Sir:
> I just installed Samba 2.0.3 in one of our Solaris 2.6 box. One problem I
> have is that all of NT 4.0 workstations and servers are fine to connect
> with the Samba server but not Window's 95/98. From 95/98, you may see the
> Samba server and even map to a drive to the Samba server's share
> but cannot
> get into it. For example, I can map E: to one of share directories in the
> Samba server. Then I can see there are a file called TEST.HTML and a
> subdirectory called SRC under the drive E:. But when I double-click this
> TEST.HTML file or the SRC subdirectory, I will get an error message says
> "The file E:\TEST.HTML doesn't exist" or "The folder E:\SRC
> doesn't exist".
>  Does anyone know how to fix the problem?
> Thanks in advance.
> Wei
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>  Wei Yang
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