[Samba] Can't get MSDFS to work, help!
kalele at samba.org
Mon May 6 09:11:02 GMT 2002
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On Mon, 6 May 2002, Pierre Belanger wrote:
>I just tried with a Win 2000 client, it worked. So I'll try
>to figure out what's wrong with my NT4. If you have any clue,
>let me know!!!
>Thank you for your help,
>Shirish Kalele wrote:
>> Hi Pierre,
>> I just tried this out here and it works fine. Must be a problem with your
>> Can you map the smbhost share directly without dfs? Are the dfs symlinks
>> readable by the user on the Unix machine?
>> It shouldn't matter whether the server name in the dfs link is a netbios
>> or dns name. In the links you have, the last one (ntdb4) is the
>> recommended way.
>> A glance through a level 10 samba log might give you some clues..
>> -----Original Message----
>> I've been trying since the past hours to configure MSDFS using 2.2.4,
>> compiled with --with-msdfs under Solaris but I can't get it to work :(
>> Here's what I've done, in the smb.conf file, I added the following:
>> host msdfs = yes
>> path = /export/dfsroot
>> msdfs root = yes
>> In the /export/dfsroot I've created all of the following symlinks,
>> there's many cuz nothing was working so I've created all the one
>> ntdb1 -> msdfs:smbhost.net.private.com\ntdb
>> ntdb2 -> msdfs:smbhost.net.private.com\\ntdb
>> ntdb3 -> msdfs:smbhost\\ntdb
>> ntdb4 -> msdfs:smbhost\ntdb
>> I added "netbios name = smbhost" on the remote server.
>> From my Windows NT4 SP6A client, when I browse the DFS share and
>> click on any of the "ntdb?" directory, it just cd into the directory
>> and nothing else happens. I don't see the files I should see... it
>> doesn't seem to "redirect" the connection on server "smbhost".
>> Does the "smbhost" in the symlink need to be a netbios name or
>> can it be a fully qualified hostname, like smbhost.net.private.com ?
>> Does the symlink final "name" need to be "msdfs:smbhost\\ntdb" or
>> "msdfs:smbhost\ntdb" ?
>> I've rebooted my Windows NT4 SP6A client, I've restarted Samba and
>> the DFS share doesn't seem to work. Any clue?
>> Thank you,
>> Pierre B.
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