[Samba] msdfs root = yes is the default???

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 22:42:26 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:42 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Ryan Novosielski <novosirj at umdnj.edu> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> 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
>>> recognized.
>> 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
>> ask for).
> I think the change was just the opposite:
> http://us6.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.0.25a.html
> John

John M. Drescher

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