[Samba] AIX and DFS

Peacock, Joshua joshua.peacock at fiserv.com
Wed Jan 13 22:49:40 MST 2010

Hello all I am running into a problem and hoping you can provide a
little guidance.


 I am currently running 3.3.7 downloaded and installed from pware



Config file has the following



# Workgroup section

   workgroup = DOMAIN

   server string = installs-aix Samba Server

   local master = no



# Logging section

   log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m 

   log level = 10                         

   syslog = 5                             

   vfs object = extd_audit                


# Security section

   security = ADS 

   realm = REALM.COM

   use spnego = yes

   winbind enum users = yes

   winbind enum groups = yes

   winbind use default domain = yes

   winbind nested groups = yes

   winbind separator = +

   idmap uid = 6000-20000

   idmap gid = 6000-20000

   encrypt passwords = yes


   host msdfs = yes

   load printers = no

   browsable = no

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY

   deadtime = 10


        comment = main location for all shares

        path = /usr/local/dfsroot

        browseable = yes

        msdfs root = yes



Log File shows this


[2010/01/13 23:12:44,  0] smbd/msdfs.c:is_msdfs_link_internal(447)

  is_msdfs_link_read_target: Error reading msdfs link ./test: Result too

[2010/01/13 23:12:44,  5] smbd/trans2.c:get_lanman2_dir_entry(1400)

  get_lanman2_dir_entry:Couldn't stat [./test] (No such file or



dfsroot dir has the following in it

ls -la /usr/local/dfsroot/

total 0

drwxr-xr-x    2 root     system          256 Jan 13 23:11 .

drwxr-xr-x    7 root     system          256 Jan 13 21:09 ..

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           18 Jan 13 23:11 test ->


I get the same error if attempting the connection from linux smbclient
or windows xp


Thanks for Your Help



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