[Samba] msdfs root = yes is the default???
novosirj at umdnj.edu
Thu Jul 31 20:58:37 GMT 2008
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Brian H. Nelson wrote:
> Rob Shinn wrote:
>> Why is that when you create a share, the default is 'msdfs root = yes'?
>> Also, why is that a share that is set 'msdfs root = yes' -- or, rather,
>> a share that does /not/ set 'msdfs root = no' -- advertises that it is a
>> DFS root to the Linux CIFS client, /even /when 'host msdfs = no'? This
>> sounds like A) a bug (ignoring 'host msdfs', and B) a misfeature (msdfs
>> root should probably /not/ default to yes).
> The default for 'msdfs root' was changed to 'no' in, I believe, samba
> 3.0.25. If you're using a version earlier than that, I suggest putting
> 'msdfs root = no' in the global section of smb.conf. That seems to
> disable it for all shares.
> I ran into similar issues with this problem and the [homes] share, ah la
> samba bug 4398. Be aware that you generally have to reboot the _client_
> machine(s) in order for changes to the 'msdfs root' parameter to be
Any clue when it was changed to yes? I hadn't noticed it myself, and am
sort of wary of this kind of thing (something taking place that I didn't
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