[Samba] samba4 & (domain) dfs

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed May 29 08:00:38 MDT 2013

On 5/26/2013 3:10 PM, Michael De Groote wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm trying to set up dfs for (among other things) profiles (i don't know if
> this is a good example, but that is out of the scope of my current question)
> I've been following these instructions:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/msdfs.html
> http://us.generation-nt.com/answer/samba-domain-dfs-samba-4-help-209347402.html
> as well as the hints given in the thread *'Samba4 DFS Support'* on this
> list
> *Questions:*
> 1. Am I misinterpreting the documentation? I was also under the impression
> that i would be able to access the subfolders inside the dfs-root
> directly... (which doesn't seme to be)
> 2. Does it just not work yet in samba4 and do i need to be patient?
> 3. Is there some other logger i need to turn on the see what is going
> wrong, and if so, what logger would that be? (i could also turn on all on
> level 10, but i fear i would be swamped...)

1.) You should be able to access sub directories inside a DFS root.
2.) This shouldn't be an issue since you're using the Samba-3 file 
server (smbd).  I don't think the ntvfs file server in Samba-4 supports 
DFS though.
3.) I'd use the following logging options to get to the bottom of this: 
"log level = 2 msdfs:8 auth:5 winbind:5 idmap:5 acls:3".  Or something 
to that effect.  You might even set log level to 1 and then only look at 
msdfs logging until you know what you want to take a closer look at.

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