Samba 2.2.2 PDC - Win98/Winme - Can't see more than 100 users when sharing (PR#21923)

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Oct 29 13:58:03 GMT 2001

On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 06:15:01AM -0800, pessagno at wrote:
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> Hello,
> First, a big thank you from Argentina for all your work (Samba team + 
> Samba Users).
> We have a 600 pcs with Win98/Winme and a redhat 7.1 installation with 
> samba 2.2.2 release. 
> The problem, as was reported many times on the lists, is that when a users 
> wants to share a local folder, he can't see more than the first 100 users 
> in the lists. The smbpasswd file is ok, we even move some users to the 
> firsts places so they can be seen. 
> We have tried last friday with latest cvs, both head and samba2_2_2 
> branches, with no luck. It amazed us since it was suposed to be working in 
>  the head branch.d
> I attach the log from a machine, running stock 2.2.2. Hope this helps...
> We know that it would be better to use Win2k in the workstations, but we 
> are working for the local government...

I've reproduced and taken a look at this one. It's not so easy to
fix. It's actually a difference in the way Samba returns a large
DCE/RPC datastream to Win9x clients. They expect things a "certain"
way (as can be seen by looking at how W2K responds to them) and
if it isn't returned that way they stop requesting more users.

It's a bug in the Win9x client code I think, but one that Win2k
works around on the server side. I'll try and examine the server
code in Samba to see how easy it is to do the same fix...



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