[Samba] Upgrade 3.0.24-3.fc5 to 3.0.24-4.fc5 Anomaly

Ken Smith kens at kensnet.org
Sun May 6 21:26:17 GMT 2007

simo wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-05-06 at 13:51 +0100, Ken Smith wrote:
>> As part of our deployment of FC updates we have upgraded our office 
>> server from 3.0.24-3 to We got some strange results.
> [...]
> This is probably related to the msdfs root default we changed in the RH
> packages (and that is going to change in 3.0.25). Have you tried to
> reboot a client and just un-map and re-map the share? That should have
> fixed it. Unfortunately this side effect can't be avoided and I
> preferred making sure we caught it sooner (less people upgraded to 24
> yet) than later.
> See also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235821
> Simo.

Hi Simo,

Thank you for your quick response and the link to bugzilla. That 
clarifies the situation - I appreciate that you are also attending to 
Vista issues, and it is far from a simple situation.

I just ran a test and a reboot of the Win machines does indeed fix the 
problem. That wasn't a intuitive fix as it was the FC5 box that had 
changed. Would it be possible to draw attention to the issue somehow 
through a entry in log files or even adding "msdfs root = yes" plus some 
comments into smb.conf in order to maintain compatibly with previous 
behaviour. Just a suggestion.



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