2.0.7: smbmount/smnfs issue

Urban Widmark urban at svenskatest.se
Wed Sep 20 12:44:45 GMT 2000

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Giulio Orsero wrote:

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

I know, I have a saved copy of your "2.0.7pre3: smbmount issues" mail
(Yes, I save all sorts of junk mail ;-) but it doesn't crash or destroy
anything so it hasn't received a timeslice yet.

> If:
> - 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.

I'll try to have a look this evening.


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