Publisher and 2.0.4b

Norman Weathers norman at
Mon Jul 19 16:42:39 GMT 1999


I was just wondering if anyone has had any problems using Publisher
97 and samba before?  I am using samba 2.0.4b with the unsupported
PDC code (yeah, I know, I should be running one of the CVS HEAD 
branch stuff, but I am daring <grin>), and just recently had a 
problem with Publisher.  It would take forever to copy from the 
temp file that it created (in the public directory network share,
no doubt <arrgghh>) to the public share where it was supposed to be
saved (a subdirectory of the public directory).  Actually, it failed
the copy stating that there was a network redirector timeout, and then
produced a nice screen saying that the disk was full (bunch of bull
since there was over 70 M available on the quota, and the file, when
finished, is only 600 K.  Not to mention, the person who owns the 
actual file has an unrestricted quota, so they can't be running out of
disk space, even when another person is updating that file... ie, not
the original owner).  I was just wondering if this was another 
of Micro$ofts ways of trying to keep its market share, a "known bug",
or something else. 

My system is a RedHat Linux 6.0 running kernel 2.2.10 (lean compiled 
kernel)on a Gateway 2000 PII 266 with 64 M Ram.  There is 2 Gig 
available in the pub directory.

Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions would be appreciated.  My
smb.conf file is attatched.


Norman Weathers
Technology Coordinator ETS
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

phone: (501) 575-3553 or (501) 575-4344
email: nweathe at or norman at

"It's not that I 'prefer' to do this without an NT server.... I 
just 'prefer' to do it where it will work..."
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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 1999/07/19 10:30:24

# Global parameters
	workgroup = TRIO_DOMAIN
	netbios name = XXXXXXXXX
	server string = Samba Server
	interfaces =
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	time server = Yes
	deadtime = 10
	socket options = SO_SNDBUF=4096 SO_RCVBUF=4096 TCP_NODELAY
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	logon script = %U.bat
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 255
	preferred master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	print command = lpr -r -P%p %s
	lpq command = lpq -P%p
	lprm command = lprm -P%p %j
	wide links = No
	dos filetime resolution = Yes

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
	create mask = 0777
	directory mask = 0777
	browseable = No
	dos filetimes = Yes

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	print ok = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Netlogon Services for UBETS Computer Lab
	path = /export/netlogon

	comment = Samba Printer on Linux Server
	path = /var/spool/samba
	read only = No
	print ok = Yes
	printer name = lp
	oplocks = No
	share modes = No

	comment = Public Scratch File FULL ACCESS ALLOWED!
	path = /export/pub
	read only = No
	create mask = 0777
	directory mask = 0777
	dos filetimes = Yes

	path = /export/wp61
	read only = No

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