[Samba] Re: Can't see all of the directories in a share with 2.2.7a-1 & RH8...but older version/kernel can

Chris de Vidal cdevidal at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 30 22:05:20 GMT 2003

You're using smbmount, right?  Sounds like you're
seeing only 512 files.. do ls | wc -l.  512 is a nice
round binary number and is probably what you're

I don't have a direct answer, but I'm under the
impression that there are many broken things in RedHat
8.0 (RedHat 7.0 also had many broken things..
cooincidence??).  I wrote earlier this week about a
RedHat 8-specific problem "cannot find name for group
ID XXXXX".  Others with RedHat 8 have shared similar
stories, and I'm having no issues with the same exact
version of Samba on a RedHat 7.3 box.  I've been using
RH8 on my main workstation since introduction and I've
found other weirdness.

I'm not near my RH8 box at the moment but when I get
back to work tomorrow I'll test an SMB mount of a
Windows NT box.  I could try a 2000 box if necessary. 
I'll do a wc -l and see what happens.  I do recall
having no problems with a Samba server (2000+
directories) and I can confirm that tomorrow.

First, try copying the smb.conf from the 6.2 box. 
Smbmount seems to read a few lines from it, and there
is a chance you have differences.

If you have a RedHat 7.3 box handy, install the same
version of Samba (I agree it doesn't sound
version-specific) and try it.. it'd probably work
fine.  I'll try to do the same.


--- Joe Gerkman <joe.gerkman at gartner.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hoping someone might be able to steer me in the
> right direction and/or
> help me solve my problem.
> We have a number of Linux servers (RH6.2 -> RH8)
> which connect to the
> same share on a Win2000 Server.  We've been working
> kinda hard to get
> everything upgraded to either RH7.3 or RH8.0 since
> we rarely get the
> opportunity.  2 similar servers (one dev, one prod)
> access this same
> window share, which has a large number of
> directories (about 620-650),
> and the share itself is for a 180GB volume.
> Just recently we discovered that our dev server
> (RH6.2/2.2.14-5.0 with
> samba 2.0.6-9) can see all of the directories/files
> at the root of this
> share, but the prod server (RH8.0/2.4.18-19.8.0 with
> samba 2.2.x ->
> 2.2.7a-1) can not, it can however see a good portion
> of them (about
> 554). 
> There doesn't seem to be anything in common about
> these "missing"
> directories...have checked time, size, etc...nada in
> common that we can
> determine.  We did try quite a few crazy things,
> like deleting a few
> directories to see if we saw more, but nope.  And I
> should note that the
> directories are there, you just can't see them...I
> can 'cd' into them
> with no problem.
> Oh, and I've tried going back to the earlier version
> of samba (same as
> on the dev machine - 2.0.6-9), but no luck.
> Any ideas?  Anyone?  Please...
> -J
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