[Fwd: Re: [Samba] : Win XP Client does not remove directories]

Björn Mayer bjoern.mayer at siempelkamp.com
Tue Jun 13 08:00:38 GMT 2006

Hello Mailinglist,

I still have the problem, which is described in my first and second post 
with this topic, that i sometimes can't delete directories on the 
Samba-Server from WinXP machines.

I can't send my Ethereal-Logs to the list, but i send them to Jeremy, 
who never answered me anyway.

If anyone can help me or would like to see the Ethereal-Logs, with the 
fact, that Windows sometimes (in faultcase) sends an other request 
("SET_FILE_INFO") to delete a directory and this request does not work 
with Samba, just write back and I'll send you the files. By the way: The 
normal request seems to be "Delete Directory Request (0x01)".

As I already said, I don't know, why Windows starts behaving like that 
irregulary and after one restart often everything is fine again, but I 
can say, that in the faultcase, where Win sends the different request, 
it is  not possible to remove folders from Samba-Shares but still 
possible to remove folders from Win-Shares. (That's why i don't post it 
to Win-Bugzilla ;) )

Thanks in advance, Björn Mayer

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff: Re: [Samba] : Win XP Client does not remove directories
Datum: Fri, 05 May 2006 09:37:05 +0200
Von: Björn Mayer <bjoern.mayer at siempelkamp.com>
An: samba at lists.samba.org
Referenzen: <44520375.6070907 at siempelkamp.com> 
<445857F6.20504 at siempelkamp.com> 
<20060504150256.GH7260 at linux.wal.novell.com>

1. here are the ethereal-files.
I think the names are kind of self-explanatory, but anyway i will
explain it shortly:

The following files were recorded from a Windows-XP-Client, who was not
able to delete a directory on the Samba-Share on the Server
In the second log i additionaly put a file into the directory, which
should be removed.

The following file was recorded from a Windows-XP-Client, who was able
to delete a directory on the Samba-Share on the Server

I additionaly made a new file today, which is recorded from a "not
working" windows client accessing a Test-"Windows Share", where
directory removing still worked well.

Jeremy Allison wrote:
  > What does this error mean ? "Datei oder Verzeichnis
  > nicht gefunden". That's the strerror output string when
  > the remove_directory call fails.

In english this means
"File or Directory not found."

Mark Johnson wrote:
  >I had a problem very similiar to this with roaming profiles.  The
  >cause came down to the client and the servers time was not sync'd up.
   >I never figured out how far off it needed to be before it broke it,
but >once I sync'd the time, I've never had a problem with the
directories >since.

First of all, there are no roaming profiles here, but nevertheless i
gave it a try, but this didn't help.
Today i have a new client, who behaves like that, but for example my own
PC never showed this behaviour and believe me in the last days i tried
very much to delete directories ;).

By the way:
I have found some other users in the net, who seem to have a similar


I also found some interesting reports, talking about fam:

Maybe the bahaviour of windows is sometimes similar with
GUI-Finux-Filemanagers using fam (whatever fam exactly does).

Always wondering about the spirit of computers and there operating
systems ;),
Björn Mayer

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 09:12:54AM +0200, Björn Mayer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> its me again. I have to post an addition to my problem described below.
>> Yesterday my error occured again on the same client, who had this 
>> problem last time. I took the chance to do some network sniffing and 
>> compared the traffic from the sometimes bad working client to a good 
>> working client.
>> The interesting fact about this is now, that windows sends two different 
>> types of delete requests ("Delete Directory Request (0x01)" and 
>> First of all here are the relevant captured packets from a well working 
>> connection:
> Don't send text versions of network traces - they aren't much
> use in debugging. Can you send in the actual ethereal trace files
> please ?
> Jeremy

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