Who else can reproduce this problem?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 26 22:29:54 GMT 2001

On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 08:27:17PM -0600, junkmail wrote:
> >I can reproduce this. But I think "it's not a bug it's a feature". Because 
> >the folder you want to delete is open (in the right pane), you cannot 
> >delete it. Try to rightclick an _unselected_ folder and delete it - this 
> >will work, even in the left pane of explorer. It's like formating a floppy..
> >. 
> >
> Thank you for replying Oliver.  Now I've got you and two others who can
> duplicate it.
> I'd like to just dismiss it as a quirk of the Windows Explorer of Windows
> 2000 but the thing is I CAN NOT REPRODUCE this behavior against ANYTHING
> OTHER than a Samba 2.2.1a or 2.2.2 share - be it an actual Windows 2000
> share, a Samba 2.0.9 share, the local hard drive, or a Novell share.
> (Please nobody start pointing the finger at Novell, two of the four Windows
> 2000 boxes I tested from had no Novell client software installed and now
> I've got other people from this list verifying the behaviour as well.)
> My sense is that it there is a bug in Windows Explorer on Windows 2000 that
> is somehow TRIGGERED by Samba 2.2.1a and 2.2.2 and it seems to be isolated
> to the Windows Explorer of Windows 2000, using the Windows Explorer of
> Windows 98 against a 2.2.2 share does not produce the problem.
> I'm sure a lot of you think I'm making a mountain out of mole-hill but I
> have two concerns regarding this matter which are important to me:
> We are about to go very large scale with Samba where I work and map the "My
> Documents" folder of Windows 2000 onto a Samba share for what will
> eventually be about a 1000 users / 1000 Windows 2000 boxes.
> My concerns about this are #1 - keeping the confidence of our PC support
> staff - they are bound to run into this and ask me about it and probably
> point out that the access denied problem doesn't happen against a real
> Windows 2000 server so in there minds its Samba thats broken, whether or
> not it is really a bug in Windows 2000 that is triggered by Samba, in their
> minds it will be Samba thats broken.  Confidence in Samba by your PC
> support staff is important.
>  #2, it does make me just a little leary of what else haven't I found out
> yet in regards to bugs that Samba 2.2.2 will trigger on Windows 2000.  I
> mean perhaps whatever it is that Samba 2.2.1a and 2.2.2 do that Windows
> Explorer on Windows 2000 doesn't like, maybe that same thing will cause
> some other unexpected behaviour for other applications besides Windows
> Explorer running on Windows 2000.

I just found the problem and fixed it in 2.2 CVS and HEAD CVS. It was
to do with the requested share mode not being propagated into an open
directory file struct, and thus the set of the "delete on close" buit
was being denied by an internal check.

Thanks for the report,


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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