[Samba] Re: 3.0.20b and Nonalphabetical File Lists on Windows Boxes

Michael Lueck mlueck at lueckdatasystems.com
Mon Dec 12 12:46:23 GMT 2005

Jonathon Schrader wrote:

> I'm running 3.0.20b on a Fedora Core 4 box (although I've seen the same 
> results with a FC4 stock 3.0.14a release) and my Windows XP boxes 
> (service pack 2) that are on my LAN.
> What I'm seeing is an inability for the machines to read a list of files 
> in alphabetical order, with the folders at the top, and the files at the 
> bottom.

Possibly it is related to Bug 3269 which I opened. This bug is related to wild cards showing more files than it should as the wild card spec does not match a file returned. I would have thought alpha 
order sort, like "DIR /O", would be a client side thing, but I really don't know for sure. With the wild card bug it makes me wonder if the sort is maybe done by the server over the CIFS protocol.

Currently there has been no comment on the bug report, thus no clue if this type of issue is on the developer's radar map already and they are just choosing not to take the time to "mark as dupe" or 
what actually might be the status of this. So, join the ??? club. ;-)

Michael Lueck
Lueck Data Systems

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