Please help me understand why I am unable to connect to and browse the
newly configured DFS tree that I installed on my Samba server according
to the instructions found in Chapter 18. "Hosting a Microsoft
Distributed File System Tree" of the official how-to.

Irrespective of whether I try to access the dfs file tree from either
the local file browser (and choosing the SMB tree) or from windows, I
get a login dialog box and I do not understand why this is the case.
Moreover, no userid/password from either the Samba server or the Windows
machine with the share works.

I compiled samba (version 3.0.21b) with the option --with-msdfs. Below I
include smb.conf and fstab, showing how the share gets mounted via
smbfs, as well as an 'ls' showing the access rights and ownership of the
directory. The remote share on the Windows machine grants read access to
everyone.

Thanks for your help in advance,
Theo


--- smb.conf ---
[global]
dos charset = ISO-8859-1
unix charset = ISO-8859-1
display charset = ISO-8859-1
workgroup = VERKSTAD
server string = Kanter Samba Server
interfaces = eth0, 192.168.0.100/24
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = No
guest account = theo
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = cups
os level = 33
dns proxy = No
wins support = Yes
host msdfs = Yes
hosts allow = 192.168.0., 127.0.0.1

[dfs]
comment = DFS Share
path = /export/dfsroot
msdfs root = Yes

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printer admin = root
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
use client driver = Yes
browseable = No

[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /etc/samba/drivers
write list = root

[myshare]
comment = Theo's stuff
path = /home/samba
valid users = root, theo
read only = No
create mask = 0765
guest ok = Yes

[mystore]
comment = Theo's store
path = /store
valid users = root, theo
read only = No
create mask = 0765
guest ok = Yes

[cdrom]
comment = Samba server's CD-ROM
path = /mnt/cdrom
guest ok = Yes
locking = No
preexec = /bin/mount /mnt/cdrom
postexec = /bin/umount /mnt/cdrom

# more /etc/fstab
#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
#

/dev/hda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /var reiserfs defaults 1 0
/dev/hda8 /home reiserfs defaults 1 0
/dev/hda1 /boot reiserfs defaults 1 0
/dev/hdb1 /store reiserfs defaults 1 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/floppy/0 /mnt/floppy vfat user,noauto,unhide 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
//lustigknopp/media /mnt/samba/lustigknopp/media smbfs
credentials=/home/theo/.smbpasswd 0 0

# End of file
#
#
# ls -l /export
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 72 Feb 8 18:23 dfsroot
# ls -l /export/dfsroot/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Feb 8 18:23 linka -> msdfs:lustigknopp\media
#

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