problem with smbmount

Urban Widmark urban at
Mon Sep 13 12:00:18 GMT 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Paolo Borsa wrote:

> I use samba 2.0.5a on a linux slackware 4.0 (kernel 2.2.6) machine and a
> WinNT Server 4.0 (sp3, sp4, sp5...).
> When I mount a WinNT share (i.e. test) with command "smbmount
> //winntserver/test /mnt" I see  a complete confusion on the file(s) date in
> /mnt directory.
> I read dates from 1900 since 2100. If I "touch" to create a new file (touch
> dumb) I obtain a date totally wrong (now is 10:32:58 : 23 Jan 1903 on the
> linux box and 24 Feb 1980 on NT box), if i touch another file (touch dumb2)
> only few seconds after dumb, I obtain a date very very different (i.e. 8
> Sep 1959 on the linux box and 13 Feb 1987 on the NT box). If I create a new


> Nicely, I've noticed that this problem does not exist with Win95 share... 
> Can someone help me?

I wrote this a couple of days ago, I don't know if this helped him or not:


Your kernel was compiled with the win95 date bug workaround. That
workaround messes up dates when looking at NT shares. Recompile your
kernel without the workaround enabled or upgrade to a later 2.2.x where
the the workaround is enabled per share, as needed.


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