Problems with viewing directories on mapped network drive

Harondel J. Sibble help at
Wed Jan 12 01:55:20 GMT 2000

Got a bit of an odd one folks....

I have a samba 2.3 server running on a Caldera Openlinux 2.3 box, it works 
great except for one thing that I am not sure whether is the issue of the 
application or a Samba one. It appears to be an application issue, but I 
can't help thinking there may be some other factor(s) involved here.

On one of the client machines (win98) they are running Wordperfect 6.1 (the 
old Novell version) and when they attempt to access a folder in the mapped 
home directory (from within WP's file browser dialogue) it shows nothing 
existing there, neither the mail folder or the copied over data folders. 
OTOH, browsing on the local machine works just fine.  Also viewing the mapped 
drive in windows explorer or in MS Word 2000 shows everything just fine.

Getting rid of WP6.1 is not an option at this point, although the machine has 
MS Office2000 installed and the person in question is slowly switching over 
to that instead.

Any ideas folks, am I missing some setting in smb.conf to handle this?


Harondel J. Sibble 
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