Samba 2.0.7pre4

Douglas Mayne ddmayne at
Mon Apr 17 21:29:47 GMT 2000

Dear Sirs:

I wish to report my experience with the package.

I have compiled and used Samba 2.0.7pre 2, pre3, and pre4.  I have not
had any trouble connecting to Samba's shares (from an NT client), but I
would like to report a problem with SMBFS and SMBMOUNT.  NT4, SP5 shares
mounted into the filespace of the Linux box can disconnect over time
with two possible outcomes.  The activity is registered in the ring
buffer as follows:

a) successful reconnect negotiation:

smb_trans2_request: result=-32, setting invalid
smb_retry: new pid=24456, generation=3
smb_trans2_request: result=-32, setting invalid
smb_retry: new pid=24456, generation=4

b) unsuccessful reconnect negotiation:

smb_lookup: find //linux failed, error=-5
smb_retry: caught signal
smb_retry: signal failed, error=-3

I am using Linux, kernel 2.2.15pre17, glibc 2.1.  I have tried other
kernel versions to remedy this problem without success.  There was a
topic in comp.protocols.smb, "disappearing shares" problem (especially
with kernel 2.2.14).  This seems to be the same problem I am having.  I
am wondering if this problem has been resolved?

Also, here is a directory listing of /usr/src/linux/fs/smbfs/*.c

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         7367 Mar  7  1999 cache.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        11886 May  8  1999 dir.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         9629 Apr  3 11:43 file.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        14535 Jun 13  1999 inode.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1001 Dec 11  1997 ioctl.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        52693 Jan  4 11:12 proc.c
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        19909 Apr  3 11:43 sock.c

Thank you for your work developing this important package within the
Open Source software movement.

-Douglas Mayne


In .../samba-2.0.7pre4/packaging/RedHat/samba2.spec,  there are a a
couple of misc. errors:

(Line 40:)
* Fri Apr 14 2000 John H Terpstra <jht at>

(Line 245:)
for i in 437 737 850 852 861 866 932 936 949 950 ISO8859-1 ISO8859-2
ISO8859-5 ISO8859-7 KOI8-R
%{prefix}/bin/make_unicodemap $i CP$i.TXT /etc/codepages/src/CP$i.TXT

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