samba at enduringresults.com samba at enduringresults.com
Sat Dec 27 20:00:56 GMT 2008

Apologies, my Samba version is 3.2.5 (I was looking at an old Samba 
share created with my previous Samba installation).

Also, I didn't mention that I'm using Samba as Domain PDC in a network 
with two Windows workstations:
- Windows XP64
- Windows 2000

I get these errors when using Firefox on either workstation.

Philip Pawley

samba at enduringresults.com wrote:
> Two questions:-
> 1. What is the meaning of the following from my Samba logs?
> 2. What can I do to correct whatever is the problem?
> ---------------------------------
> [2008/12/27 15:54:13,  2] smbd/open.c:open_directory(2157)
>  open_directory: unable to create firefox/Profiles/askiowsk.newsmb. 
> ---------------------------------
> I'm running Samba 3.0.33: the default and fully updated version on 
> Fedora 10.
> As far as I can tell everything is working just fine. I am however 
> getting very frequent error messages like the above while running 
> Firefox (both 3.0.5  and 2.0.18) using a profile in a Samba share.
> I don't think it can be the profile that's the problem because 
> firefox/Profiles/askiowsk.newsmb is a new profile. I made just now to 
> test these error messages.
> Many thanks,
> Philip Pawley

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