I would guess you might be having problems with the some combination of the
smb.conf variables: case sensitive, preserve case, short preserve case, mangle
case, mangled names, etc. I would put my bets on case sensitive or preserve
Windows NT and Windows 9X handle case differently, which would explain why it
works on NT and not 98. Also, if Windows 98 is expecting case insensitivity and
says "show me the files in DIRX" when there is only "dirx", Samba will correctly
return that "DIRX" does not exist.
Play with these settings and see if you can resolve the problem. The chapter to
consult in "Using Samba" is 5.4.
> A Windows NT 4.0 SP5 client has no trouble logging onto my CIFS/9000 (Samba
> 6.0.2 on HP-UX 11.0) server on the same LAN; it can explore directories and
> pull up files with wild abandon, but a Windows 98 client logging in over our
> VPN "sees" only the top-level directories -- not the files. Furthermore,
> when I double-click on a directory icon, I get a message claiming that the
> directory does not exist.
> What in tarnation is going on?
> Jim McCauley
> Hewlett-Packard Company