[Samba] Wierd interaction between Samba and HTTP?

Jeff Coffler jeff-list-sambausers at taltos.com
Wed May 16 03:35:18 GMT 2007


O/S: Fedora Core 6

When running samba-3.0.24-1 (downloaded from Samba WWW site), all is 
well.  But when updating Samba via 'yum update' to samba-3.0.24-5.fc6, 
things get bad.  Things are equally bad when I try the next BETA release 
of Samba.

When things don't work, I try to mount a share from Windows, like:

    net use z: \\<host>\jeff

and it fails.  When it fails, I get the following in my *HTTP* log: - - [15/May/2007:17:20:34 -0700] "OPTIONS / HTTP/1.1" 200 - 
"-" "Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600" - - [15/May/2007:17:20:34 -0700] "PROPFIND /jeff HTTP/1.1" 
405 300 "-" "Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600" - - [15/May/2007:17:22:32 -0700] "OPTIONS / HTTP/1.1" 200 - 
"-" "Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600" - - [15/May/2007:17:22:32 -0700] "PROPFIND /jeff HTTP/1.1" 
405 300 "-" "Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600"

This problem goes away when I run samba-3.0.24-1.  So, somehow, some 
change in Samba is causing a Windows mount request to somehow get 
redirected to http ...

I did some googling, and found a suggestion that I turn off service 
webclient on the Windows side.  Doing this makes all mounts fail all the 

What was changed in more recent builds of Samba that affects this?  What 
do I need to do so that I can reliably mount Samba shares from Windows 
(which are unrelated to HTTP)?

Thanks for any help,

    -- Jeff

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