[Samba] Linux not seeing Windows Files

Michael L. Gauley mgauley at vtc.edu
Fri Feb 8 17:29:02 GMT 2002

When I use smbmount to mount the Win2K share on my linux box, I see many
fewer files(1000) than there actually are(8000 or so). If I use
smbclient to view the files I see all of them. I look at some of the
files and their names not formatted any different than what lists.
When sniffing packets, I see Transaction2 Response items for directory
listings. I don't see the missing files in the information when packet


On Fri, 2002-02-08 at 19:53, Urban Widmark wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2002, Michael L. Gauley wrote:
> > smbfs: failed to load nls 'iso8859-1' 
> That's harmless.
> > I did some packet sniffing and saw nothing unusual, just a bunch of
> > directory information queries.
> Which filenames are returned in the "bunch"?
> Check the correct directory contents vs the names you can see in the
> responses. See if all the names are included or not. Start by checking if 
> one of the missing names from the listing is included in the responses.
> And yes, you probably want to make a script to verify all names, if you
> only can trigger this with 8000 entries.
> > Could this be some incombatability between Win2K and samba?
> Yes. Or rather with smbfs.
> /Urban

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