[Samba] Directory size display discrepency

Stephen Kitchener steve.kitchener at aspentech.com
Mon Oct 14 10:56:01 GMT 2002


I would liek to ask the list if any one can explain why there should be
a discrepency in the directory sizes that are displayed when I use
explorer on Windows. This has been reported to me by a user, I have
never seen this before as I dont use windows if I can help it :-)...

When I slect properties of a directory it has two enties
Size and Size on disk
As an example size says 33 bytes, size on disk says 512kb and if I du a
du -ks on the directory it reports 4 k.

Has anyone noticed this before ?, do I need to set up samba a different

I should say that the machine that samba is on is a DEC/Compaq machine
running 2.0.10 but is also seen on a 2.2.3a samba installed machine.


Stephen M Kitchener
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