[Samba] Using the 'WatchSubDirectories' setting in a .NET FileSystemWatcher with a Samba Share

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Feb 7 07:36:09 MST 2010

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 07:14:00PM +0000, Henri Cook wrote:
> I've just managed to upgrade to Samba 3.3 and am pretty ecstatic about  
> finding i can now use FileSystemWatcher to watch for file changes in a  
> directory. On a Windows system however, when I say 'watch $dir' with  
> watchsubdirectories == true and $dir/a/file.jpg is changed, I get a  
> filechanged notification - on Samba 3.3 this doesn't happen - does  
> anyone know if it's a bug that was fixed, or something that's not being  
> approached?
> I do get notifications for files in $dir with the above example. Is  
> there anyway I can watch for changes in $dir/a/ $dir/b/ etc with my .NET  
> program?
> References for these filesystem-level onchange events:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2006-February/117361.html - Back in  
> 2006 was when the first support for these events was implemented, i'm  
> really wondering whether anyone knows if it's come any further than this  
> - or whether it's a bug that's looking to be fixed, or whether it's  
> simply never going to make it into Samba?

In theory, it should work even recursively against Samba.
Can you do a network trace of your application and upload it
somewhere for download? It would be great if you could do
comparative traces of your app against Windows and against



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