The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 4356
msdfs and Vista don't work properly
Last modified: 2007-02-08 16:00:31 UTC
[Logged with OS as Windows XP because Windows Vista is not an available choice]
I have a dfs root share containing the following link:
csresws -> msdfs:myrtle\files,csresws\files
If I look at the DFS tab of the Properties under Windows XP I see two paths in the referral list:
If I look at the same list in Windows Vista I see:
Consequently under Vista it fails to failover correctly.
I guess this is a Vista-related bug?
Created attachment 2278 [details]
Attached find a workaround that works for me. This is not the "correct" fix, to me it seems our DFS referral marshalling is broken. Vista requests level 4, we reply with level 2, and Vista seems not to like that. If we reply with level 3 it seems more happy.
Looks good to me !
I'm marking this as fixed for now since the
patch is in the svn tree. We'll get more testing
out of the patchset I post tomorrow as well.