[Samba] Using SMB_VFS_IS_OFFLINE for directories.

Dean Roehrich dean.roehrich at quantum.com
Thu Jul 17 12:18:41 MDT 2014

I made a small change to source3/smbd/dosmode.c to let my plugin on my 
linux box return FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE for directories, and so far 
Windows (2008) seems okay with it.  It displays the folder icon with the 
"X" over it and it navigates the folder hierarchy without trouble (so far).

I can see that the SMB_VFS_IS_OFFLINE code went in originally for DMAPI 
support (Bokovoy, Jan 2008, commit d86fc3ec) and that DMAPI doesn't have 
the concept of punching a directory like it does for files.  So that 
would explain the limitation in the original code.

But, has anyone used this for directories?


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