[Samba] Directory went missing

Chris Mason lists at masonc.com
Sat Jan 4 23:11:01 GMT 2003

I had a major problem to today. The owner of a company I built a network
for had a directory in her home directory containing most of her work
documents go missing. I looked at the log for her workstation and she
did work on them in the morning. By afternoon, she return to her
workstation and tried to open the directory but it was gone.

The directory and all the directories and files were there in the
morning, I confirmed that. There was no sign in the logs that any other
user could have deleted them.
I endewd up restoring from tape, but the owner is freaked over it, and I
am pretty concerned too.

The only weird thing I can point to was that she named it "_Rebecca/" so
that it would be first on the list. She has about 5GB of files in her
home directory. 

Any one shed any light?

Workstation is Win2K - up to date with patches
Server is Redhat 7.3, 2.4.18-19.7.x kernel


Using the server as domain controller for an entirely win2K network of
ten workstations. System has been running for six months with no

Chris Mason
masonc at masonc.com
Box 340, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies
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