Shares disappear in Windows 2000 (Samba 2.2.1a)

Joel Hammer Joel at
Wed Oct 10 03:56:02 GMT 2001

I'm just taking a guess here, likely wrong.
The question is, what does pushing F5 do to samba?
MAYBE, samba is rereading the smb.conf file, and the %U has been changed due
to some odd interaction between 2000 and samba, so the include file is not
being read properly when you hit F5. Does the error only occur with F5?
Don't be shocked by odd things. I just found that in my smb.conf file
the parameter:
include=smb.conf.public.%a was changed to
This must be some samba feature I have yet to learn about.
I have learned never to update my smb.conf file with SWAT.
Your best approach is to up your log level to 3 and pour over the
log.smbd file for clues.
Or, you might experiment with shares that don't use include files.
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 11:16:32AM +0200, Dietrich Heise wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a problem with samba and windows 2000.
> In the smb.conf I have one part "include = smb.conf.%U"
> So that for every user samba will process a seperate file.
> The shares in that file I can see for a moment from the Windows 2000 Client.
> But after a short time (ca. 60sec)(I press F5 to refresh the shares) this shares
> from the include
> file are not longer there.
> This problem does not exists if I connect a share to the Windows 2000 Client.
 (I don't know what this means, BTW.) Joel
> What can I do???
> Thanks
> Dietrich Heise
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