[Samba] msdfs problems

Shirish Kalele kalele at veritas.com
Mon Apr 28 20:35:19 GMT 2003

And can you map the dfs link directly from the workstation?

If you can, can you browse the link from the dfs tree after mapping the
link separately (as a drive letter)?

- SK

On Mon, 28 Apr 2003, Robert Johannes wrote:

>I use the same login/password on both workstations.
>On Mon, 28 Apr 2003, Shirish Kalele wrote:
>> Robert,
>> Do you use different username/password pairs to log on to workstations a and
>> b?
>> >From what I remember, the username/password used to log on is used when
>> connecting to dfs links.
>> - Shirish
>> Robert Johannes wrote:
>> I have setup samba with msdfs, and configured it.  The problem is that it
>> works with some windows 2000 workstations, but not with others, even if
>> they are at the same service pak levels.
>> I.e, I have workstation a and workstation b, both running 2000.  On
>> workstation a, I can map the dfs share to a drive, and be able to access
>> everything in that share (which is different shares on different servers).
>> On workstation b, I can map the dfs share to a drive, but I can't browse
>> or do anything with the dfs shares in the drive I just mapped. The error I
>> get from workstation b when I try to browse the shares, is something like
>> this:
>> "\\mydfsservername\dfs\folder1
>> The folder was moved or removed"
>> >From watching the samba logs, I've noticed that each time I try to click
>> on the folders under the dfs drive, many messages get logged, but
>> foremost, I see this:  NT_STATUS_OBJECT_PATH_NOT_FOUND
>> "[2003/04/23 17:39:06, 3] smbd/trans2.c:call_trans2qfilepathinfo(1707)
>>   call_trans2qfilepathinfo: check_name of prog failed (Error 0)
>> [2003/04/23 17:39:06, 3] smbd/error.c:error_packet(113)
>>   error packet at smbd/trans2.c(1709) cmd=50 (SMBtrans2)
>> [2003/04/23 17:39:06, 5] lib/util.c:show_msg(275)"
>> That's what is logged when I try to  access the dfs shares from
>> workstation b.
>> Why would I have access and be able to see every thing from workstation a,
>> but no access to the same shares from workstation b, even if I don't
>> discriminate between the two workstations?  Such is the puzzle I'm working
>> with.
>> Any help will be appreciated.
>> thanks
>> robert
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