Bug 1567 - Error browsing an empty directory
Summary: Error browsing an empty directory
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.5
Hardware: x86 Windows 98
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
: 1566 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-28 01:16 UTC by grawo
Modified: 2006-04-08 22:33 UTC (History)
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Description grawo 2004-07-28 01:16:33 UTC
Error browsing an empty directory

Two easy steps to achieve this:
1. Make new dir from command prompt on samba share:
   mkdir a
2. Issue dir command:
   dir a

After that you should get a listing of two dotted dirs followed by extended 
error 161. (I don't know the exact message, because the test was done using 
Polish version of Windows 98 SE).
My company (which creates commercial applications) was reported the error by 
two independent users. We had been tracking the error for a week until we came 
to the heart of the matter. 
As far as I know empty directories 'harm' only windows 98 systems, while on 
Windows XP professional 'dir' command works fine (this was not tested but my 
application does work).

I'm looking forward for any info and a fix to this problem (please e-mail me: 

Best regards
Wojciech Gracz
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-08-16 13:49:46 UTC
*** Bug 1566 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2006-04-08 22:33:05 UTC
Please retest against a current release and reopen if the issue still exists.