After an upgrade to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, all Samba shares were missing symlinks, esp. symlinks to directories outside the share. To enable these again, add the following lines into the [global] section of your /etc/samba/smb.conf: Then restart smbd and you should see the symlinks again.
Windows XP Professional only allows 10 simultaneous connections to shares and printer spoolers. The eleventh user gets a System error #71 message. The unused connections get freed after 30 minutes which is a bit late since often you just need a few files or to print some pages but this blocks the connection for 30… Read More »