DESKTOP.INI amd & DNS puzzle

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Sat Jun 19 16:16:23 GMT 1999

>From: "Darrin M. Gorski" <dgorski at>
>Are you sure that Samba is the one looking for the same file multiple
>times, or is it the client? In my PCNFS example, it was the client who
>would request that file, multiple times in the same directory. The server
>was just doing it's job and trying to find them.

It is the Windows Explorer Shell that is trying to open DESKTOP.INI.  The
reasons for this are documented in the programming documentation for the
above.  It will attempt to open it in many directories, if not all.


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