[Samba] Version 3.0.2a and Windows XP Problem

Patrick Camenzind patrick.camenzind at gmx.net
Mon Apr 19 19:46:56 GMT 2004

Hello Samba Support Team,

...I've just updated my samba from 2.2.7a to 3.0.2a and now have one big

in one directory on a samba share I store over 6000 files, all in this
single directory without subdirectories... my Explorer (WinXP SP1) only
shows 3134 of 6062 files!!!

when this share is mapped on a SuSE 9.0 Workstation all 6062 files are
available but the first time this directory is listet, there are a big
number of files with 0kb in size... when the directory is opened again
all files are good!!!

I played around with various parameters in smb.conf under protocol and
tuning section... no change in behaviour! 

I also observerd that always the same file are missing in Explorer and
also there are always 3134 files listed and no more. The Windows XP
"DOS-Style Command Window" also shows the same number of files. After I
created a subdirectory with one single symbolic link file in it (using a
SSH console on my server) the directory now has 3368 files and one
subdirectory in Windows Explorer... strange... I also searched with
google for this problem, but didn't find anything helpful.... ;-(

I apreciate your help

thnx a lot, Patrick

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