[Samba] Problems accessing shares with dollar signs

Josh Kelley joshkel at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 14:22:56 GMT 2006

On 7/22/06, Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at samba.org> wrote:
> Josh Kelley wrote:
> > From my CentOS 4.3 box running Samba 3.0.21b, mounting
> > \\server\data$ (a Windows Server 2003 DC) or \\domain\data$
> > (the same share, shared over DFS) using mount.cifs doesn't
> > give any errors, and I can do an ls of the top-level
> > directory, but when I try to do an ls of a
> > subdirectory, I get the top-level directory listing
> > again.
> The CIFS fs did not support MS-DFS last I checked.

It does; I am able to access other DFS shares (netlogon and sysvol are
the only two I have configured), and I can see the top-level directory
of data$ and software$, but I can't see any subdirectories.

> >> From the same box, using smbget or smbclient's mget command works.
> >
> >> From the same box, using smbclient's tar command fails;
> What version of Samba are you using here ?

3.0.21b.  I retested against 3.0.23a with the same results; I also
noticed some errors similar to the following in smbclient's tar's
Server packet had invalid SMB signature! opening remote file
\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional\program files\Adobe\Acrobat
7.0\R (\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional\program
files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\)
(They were probably there earlier and I just overlooked them.)

> > From my Fedora Core 5 box running Samba 3.0.23, mount.cifs
> > gives the same symptoms.  smbclient gives errors similar
> > to the following upon cd'ing into most (but not all)
> > subdirectories and then running ls:
> > client_check_incoming_message: received message with mid
> >     11 with no matching send record.
> > SMB Signature verification failed on incoming packet!
> > As a result, neither smbclient's mget nor its tar work.
> I'd file a bug.  We will also need a level 10 debug log
> from the client and probably a raw network trace (included
> as attachments).
> Also please retest 3.0.23a (released yesterday).  Thanks.

I've been unable to replicate that exact error message in 3.0.23 or in
3.0.23a; I did take debug logs and network traces of the above errors
and filed them as bug #3968.

Thanks for your help.

Josh Kelley

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