2.0.7: smbmount/smnfs issue

Giulio Orsero giulioo at pobox.com
Wed Sep 20 10:27:35 GMT 2000

Urban, I see you're monitoring this list, so here is a long standing
problem related to smbmount/smbfs :-)

- someone has and HD (Win9x) where the volume label of the HD is "Xyz"
- there is a dir "c:\Xyz", 
- the c:\ rootdir is shared (say as "c")
Then when the HD is smbmounted the c:\Xyz dir will appear as a file
(really as a "VOLUME ARCHIVE" looking at smb-tcpdump) and not a dir, its
content won't be available.
To solve this either change the volume label or the dir name.
Smbclient in not affected.
This is real-time, if you change the volume label while the disk is
smbmounted you see the dir re-becoming a dir and vice-versa.

My setup:
Linux RedHat6.1
Kernel 2.2.14 + your smbfs-nls-2.2.14.patch
samba-2.0.7 not patched for anything related to smbmount.


giulioo at pobox.com

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