[Samba] Re: smb_lookup: find //pagefile.sys failed

Igor Belyi sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Mon Oct 18 00:03:11 GMT 2004

This error message is reported by smbfs kernel module, it has nothing to 
do with Samba... Probably, the error code reported in this message can 
give you move information.

I just want to add that pagefile.sys is a special file (swap) under 
Windows which is handled somewhat special and you can get similar error 
message just checking permission on it. I'm not familiar with Fedore, 
but some automatic file managers (like Nautilus) tend to browse files on 
freshly mounted shares. My guess is that some file manager deamon 
attempts to go into this directory for you.

Hope it helps,

Raul Acevedo wrote:
> When I mount a particular Windows 2000 share, I get this error hundreds
> of times in /var/log/messages.  All I have to do is mount the share, I
> don't have to go into the directory or do anything with the share.
> I actually don't know for sure that it's only for this one share.
> Why does this happen?  I'm on Fedora Core 2, using the samba-3.0.7-2.FC2
> RPM that comes with it.

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