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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002554||CentOS-4||samba||public||2007-12-18 21:25||2007-12-18 21:28|
|Status||resolved||Resolution||unable to reproduce|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002554: "msdfs proxy = no" in smb.conf causes shares to be unavailable.|
|Description||Some automated tools for generating samba's smb.conf file (as well as several examples on the internet) will add a line like this in smb.conf files:|
msdfs proxy = no
This is not proper for the version of samba in centos-4.6 (or centos-5.x). See the information posted in "additional information" (below) for the proper use of the variable "msdfs proxy".
The fix is to remark out (or remove) msdfs proxy setting.
I did not find anything in centos-4.6 that actually adds this line to the smb.conf file, although SOME versions of samba-swat and kcontrol do add this value ... when I tested the 4.6 versions I could not get it to add that variable.
|Additional Information||msdfs proxy: |
This parameter indicates that the share is a stand-in for another CIFS share whose location is specified by the value of the parameter. When clients attempt to connect to this share, they are redirected to the proxied share using the SMB-Dfs protocol.
Only Dfs roots can act as proxy shares. Take a look at the msdfs root and host msdfs options to find out how to set up a Dfs root share.
Example: msdfs proxy = \\otherserver\someshare
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While I can not reproduce this with centos-4.6 only tools, it is still good information for the bugs database.
Here are some more references: