I'll will answer my own message in the hope that might be of use to
someone else who is also puzzled by the phrase "Users on DFS-aware
clients can now browse the DFS tree" at the end of Chapter 18. You
cannot *now* browse the DFS tree. This is only true when adding a few
extra lines, granting access to the local dfs share.

[dfs]
comment = DFS Share
path = /export/dfsroot
valid users = root, theo
read only = No
create mask = 0765
guest ok = Yes
msdfs root = Yes

--theo



Theo Kanter wrote:
> 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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