unknown %a [was Re: Shares disappear in Windows 2000 (Samba 2.2.1a)]

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Oct 11 06:01:29 GMT 2001

Testparm reports the UNKNOWN file name.
However, the smb.conf was changed on the hard drive!
Right now, due to the worm fears, I don't let either of my windows clients save
things to my samba server. So, there is only a smb.conf.public.Samba file
which allows writing to this share. 
I found out about this UNKNOWN problem when I couldn't save
anything to the share from my linux clients, either. I had to
reconfigure smb.conf and kill -1 my smbd before I could save things.
And, I still don't know how that got changed in smb.conf.

n Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 07:53:00AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Joel Hammer wrote:
> > > > include=smb.conf.public.%a was changed to
> > > > include=smb.conf.public.UNKNOWN
> > >                           ^^^^^^^
> > > What client os was this from?
> >
> > This wasn't put there by a client. My samba server somehow changed my
> > smb.conf file without asking me. I don't want to track this down right
> > now but maybe it was done by testparms, or maybe by SWAT. Joel
> OK.  What you are saying doesn't make sense to me.
> Can you please give me some mroe details?  Was the actual
> smb.conf modified on disk?  Or did testparm output report
> this as "include = smb.conf.public.UNKNOWN"?  The latter
> would make sense as there is no client operating system
> when checking smb.conf with testparm.
> cheers, jerry
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