[OpenAFS] windows explore refresh

David Bear David.Bear@asu.edu
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:59:56 -0700

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 10:59:19AM -0400, Rodney M. Dyer wrote:
> At 08:57 AM 4/25/2007, Stephen Joyce wrote:
> >Hi David,
> >
> >Are you accessing the AFS folders via a UNC path (\\afs\...) or a mapped 
> >drive (H:..., etc)?
> >
> >I saw this issue only when trying to use a UNC path, as advised by the 
> >docs. When I went back to mapped drives, refreshes are always immediate. I 
> >reported this bug: 
> >http://grand.central.org/rt/Ticket/Display.html?id=50864 There's a bit 
> >more technical info in RT from Jeff Altman on this problem.
> Ah that's it, Stephen is correct.  I remember now that I had the same 
> problem a few of years back when I was experimenting with changing the user 
> profile and redirected folder paths to use UNC paths instead of drives.

then we know the issue has been around for a long time. Do we know
that it is really a bug with openafs code or is it with the smb server
code (or microsoft).. 

It sure would be great if a couple of large users could put of the
money to make openafs into an installable file system...

> I certainly wish this was fixed, however I "assumed" at the time that this 
> was an issue with Microsoft, and that UNC paths work that way "by 
> design".  This problem is preventing me from migrating away from drives 
> where I can.
> Rodney

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