[Samba] Can't access some files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Sep 26 22:58:58 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 03:09:32PM -0700, Eric McCoy wrote:
> The problem is basically that Samba refuses to access
> files from this NTFS filesystem.  If I open up the
> share on my XP box ("sharwyn"), it shows all the files
> in it properly and doesn't give any error messages. 
> However, it shows all directories as files.  If I
> double-click on one of those
> files-that's-really-a-dir, it pops up the Windows "how
> do I open this" window, I hit cancel, refresh the
> share folder, and now the directory I just selected
> shows up as a directory and I can traverse to it.  But
> all the other directories - the ones I didn't try to
> open - still show up as files.  This appears to be
> persistent across restarts of Samba.  Note that from
> FreeBSD's perspective, the directories show up just
> fine as directories.

If Samba works fine on the directories when seen from
UFS, but not when seen from NTFS then it's got to be 
a problem with the NTFS driver in *BSD... I know you
already know that but you really need to be showing
this behaviour to the *BSD NTFS driver maintainer.


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