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Old 10-29-2003, 10:51 AM   #1
tbob419
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Exclamation "Path is too deep" in Samba


Just started working on samba. I got it configured and the windows pc's see it with no problem, but when I try to send any file over to the samba box, I get an error "path is too deep". Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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Could be a 'looped' simlink
I do believe there is a maximum depth and max chars limit in MS products. Don't know what they are (any MS users here??).
 
Old 10-29-2003, 11:55 AM   #3
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Question simlink?

what exactly is a simlink? and how do I unloop it?

thanks for the help!
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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A symlink is a symbolic link (see man ln for more details).

If you do a ls -l you sometimes see files starting with an l followed by rwxrwxrwx

cd /etc
/etc $ ls -l | grep lrwxrwxrwx
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Sep 30 17:49 rc.d -> init.d
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Sep 30 17:51 termcap -> /usr/share/misc/termcap

the termcap file can be accessed from /usr/share/misc/termcap (the actual place this file is stored) and from /etc/termcap. The one in /etc is a symbolic link to the 'real' one.

You can create simlinks in such a way that they loop back on themselves (obviously that isn't a good thing).

But if you don't know what this is and you didn't create any 'simlinks' (one or more ln -s <something> <somthing> commands) during your samba install, it is probably not a simlink problem.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:47 PM   #5
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Angry This "Path is too deep" is a PAIN

well, I REinstalled RH8 without any samba support. I then downloaded the samba .src.rpm and complied and installed it. I am now back to where I started with this path too deep deal... here's my very basic config I'm using:

[global]
workgroup = workgroup
netbios name = redhat
security = SHARE
passdb backend = guest

[apps]
comment = apps
path = /home/apps
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes


that's all I'm using and I can see the Samba server, and the apps folder, but I'm still unable to copy files to it. Can someone PLEASE tell me what's going on? or am I just another dumb newbie?
 
  


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