Black hole shares
dshearer at spri.levels.unisa.edu.au
Thu Mar 26 08:31:16 GMT 1998
Microsoft Office (and other Windows packages) wants to write to
ridiculous files that it has no reason to, system DLLs, its own .EXEs and
the like. This is what makes it so very hard to run Office from a network
server, NT or any other. There are ways, but they are all very nasty.
What about a new share property that let any number of users open any
number of files for writing in any byte range (or even any number of
exclusive file locks) but nothing was ever actually written? Have to do
some audits first on what really is happening but its just an idea I was
throwing around with Richard Sharpe.
Dan Shearer email: Dan.Shearer at UniSA.edu.au
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