[Samba] Sub-directories are empty

Jim Marshall jim at iconnextion.com
Thu May 27 20:59:57 GMT 2004

 I have been using Red Hat 8.0 with SAMBA for a while (but I am by no 
means an expert at either) without issue. Anyway I just migrated my 
system to SuSe 9.0. SAMBA appears to be setup properly as I can connect 
to the two shares I have from a windows machine. However I am having 
diffaculty with one of my shares. This one share has a bunch of files in 
it and a couple of sub-directories. There are files in these 
sub-directories (which I can see when I am logged into the machine). But 
when I connect to the share from a Windows XP Pro machine the files in 
the main directory appear and are accessable, but when I click to open 
the sub-directories they come up empty.  The other share seems to work 
fine as I can the contents of sub-folders.

I am running SuSe 9.0 which appears to have SAMBA 2.2.8a (smbd version 
2.2.8a-SuSE started.)
Clients are all running Windows XP Pro with all the latest Critical updates.

So just to re-interate, I can connect to the 'games' share and I can see 
the contents of the directory fine. But if I click on a sub-directory it 
comes up empty. If I use a console (DOS BOX) and type dir z:\<sub-dir> 
it comes up empty.

The files permissions for all files in the 'games' directory is 644 
(rw_r__r__) and are owned by root (I've actually changed the owner to be 
the 'game_player' account [which is the user that connects to the 
share], and it had no affect).

Looking at the /var/log/samba/smb.conf doesn't show anything when I 
connect or enter the directory or sub-directory.

Any help is welcome.

Here is the smb.conf I am using, the 'sl' share works fine, the 'games' 
share is the one with the problem.

   workgroup = workgroup
   server string = Starfury Samba Server
   hosts allow = 192.168.1.
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
   unix password sync = Yes
   large readwrite = Yes
   local master = no
   os level = 2
   time server = Yes
   unix extensions = Yes
   encrypt passwords = yes
   map to guest = Bad User
   printing = CUPS
   printcap name = CUPS
   wins support = No
   veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
   add user script =
   domain logons = no
   preferred master = auto
# Removed [homes], [printers] & [print$]  from this as I don't use them
   comment = SL User shares
   path = /kosh/SL
   users = game_player Jim
   writable = yes
   public = no
   printable = no
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
# The game CD images
   comment = Game CD's
   path = /kosh/game_backup
   users = game_player Jim
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no
#   write list = Jim
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no

Jim Marshall
The Internet ConneXtion

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