[Samba] Implimenting MSDFS Issue
ussray_00 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 12 12:32:56 GMT 2009
I am running the following
2.6.18-92.1.22 (latest from CentOS)
I also tried compiling a custom kernel with the experimental MSDFS option in kernel version 220.127.116.11 to no avail.
Microsoft Server OS
Windows Server 2003 R2
My Samba server has winbind enabled and the following smb.conf configuration.
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=16384 SO_SNDBUF=16384
idmap uid = 20000-30000
winbind enum users = yes
winbind gid = 20000-30000
os level = 20
winbind enum groups = yes
preferred master = no
winbind separator = +
max log size = 50
encrypt passwords = yes
dns proxy = no
wins proxy = no
workgroup = DOMAIN
security = ads
realm = domain.com
use kerberos keytab = true
password server = domain.com
host msdfs = yes
path = /export/dfsroot
msdfs root = yes
valid users = @Group1
write list = @Group1
My permissions on /export is 777 and I also tried 755 (shouldn't matter though) and is owned by root.
Inside the /export/dfsroot directory I executed the following:
ln -s 'msdfs:server1\share1' share1
ln -s 'msdfs:server2\share2' share2
To make sure it linked correctly I checked with a listing:
[root at dfsbox dfsroot]# ls -l
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Mar 12 12:12 New Folder
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Mar 11 20:57 share1 -> msdfs:domain.com\folders
That is the DFS root of the Microsoft Server. Everything looks good up to this point.
But when I access the share via UNC on a Windows box I get an error of "share refers to a location that is unavailable" But in that same directory I have another folder I can access and write to with no issues (same permissions on that folder as the dfsroot folder). When I mount it on a Linux machine and do a directory listing I get the following:
[root at dfsclient mnt]# ls -l
ls: cannot read symbolic link share1: Object is remote
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 0 Mar 12 07:12 New Folder
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Mar 12 07:26 share
For the client side has the exact same OS, kernel and samba version as the server does.
Can anyone shine any light on this for me?
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