[Samba] Problem browsing shares on 4.1.4 (Ubuntu 12.04)

Chris Alavoine chrisa at acs-info.co.uk
Tue Feb 18 06:24:09 MST 2014

Hi there,

I noticed this bug as we were due to put this into production and wondered
if anyone else had seen similar.

When browsing a PDC share on Samba 4.1.4 (like Sysvol or netlogon or any
other newly created one) from a Windows box we see this error:

"\\pdc\share refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a
hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure the disk
is... etc etc.."

Initially I thought this was something to do with the underlying storage
(SAN) and so moved the VM to a local disk. Same dice.

smbclient appeared to list the shares ok, but if you did a:

smbclient //pdc/share -UAdministrator

and then tried to ls I got an NTSTATUS error.

Today I have recompiled back to 4.1.3 and the shares work as expected. Have
also tested with 4.0.15 and 4.1.2 and they work fine.

Anyone else in the same boat?


ACS (Alavoine Computer Services Ltd)
Chris Alavoine
mob +44 (0)7724 710 730

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