Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145434
dont descend does not stop descent
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
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Description of problem:
Have smb.conf that is otherwise working and includes the following lines:
browsable = yes
path = /data
dont descend = /data/aba/CGI
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up smb.conf as above
2. service smb start
3. point NT explorer at data share
4. descend into /data/aba/CGI
5. should see nothing in CGI directory
Actual Results: 6. Could see contents of CGI directory and below.
Expected Results: Should have seen the CGI directory as an empty
Tried dont descend = ./data/aba/CGI but this did not help.
CIFS (and Windows in general) does wierd things with mixed-case
directories. I tried "dont descend = data/aba/cgi" and it worked as
documented. Re-read the section on page 521 of the HOWTO and
Reference Guid where it says "Note that Samba can be very fussy
about the exact format of the "dont descend" entries. For example,
you may need ./proc instead of just /proc. Experimentation is the
best policy. :-)
I tried the path with both upper and lower case directory names.
I tried it with and wihout the leading slash.
I tried it with './' at the beginning.
I even tried just naming the directory not to be descended, eg. 'CGI'.
It only worked when I tried it with a top level directory, eg. /proc
Multi-level paths, eg. /data/aba/CGI, just do not work.
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