[Samba] Interminttant trouble with DFS shares on XP clients and

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Mon Apr 14 14:41:58 GMT 2003

>> 	Having just upgraded our IRIX 6.5 servers from 2.2.5 to 2.2.8a,
>> we're now having trouble with the DFS shares that it serves to our site.
>> We're currently trying to set up an isolated 2.2.5 server to see if it
>> still works OKay on there.  The clients are XP SP1. (we've tried 3 so far)
>This was a regression introduced into 2.2.8 due to supporting new 
>values for %a.  The patch has already been posted to the list.
>You should be able to find it in the archives.  Or you can just grab the 
>latest msdfs.c from the SAMBA_2_2 cvs branch.



We've just downloaded a newer verson of msdfs.c (from

and recompiled Samba.  (for speed we didn't make 'distclean' first, does
that matter?)

The effect from the point of view of the clients has been nothing.

They still get the same symptoms.

The simplest case that makes it clear that things are not right seems to

C:\Documents and Settings\tstewart>dir \\net\user\homes
 Volume in drive \\net\user is ??
 Volume Serial Number is 0174-0297

 Directory of \\net\user

10/10/2002  16:31    <DIR>          homes
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               1 Dir(s)     185,958,400 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\tstewart>dir \\net\user\homes\homes
The system cannot find the file specified.

C:\Documents and Settings\tstewart>net view \\net
Shared resources at \\net

Samba 2.2.8a

Share name  Type  Used as  Comment

software    Disk
user        Disk  (UNC)
The command completed successfully.

C:\Documents and Settings\tstewart>

Things to note, are that the Volume name is given as '??' and
the directory being listed seems to contain it's own final 
component as a directory.  (\\net\user\homes should contain ordinary files)

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