preallocated file size

Cole, Timothy D. timothy_d_cole at
Tue Feb 8 19:30:47 GMT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nicolas Williams [SMTP:Nicolas.Williams at]
> Sent:	Tuesday, February 08, 2000 13:51
> To:	Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL
> Subject:	Re: preallocated file size
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 01:02:57PM -0500, Cole, Timothy D. wrote:
> > > Even simpler might be the no-holey-files-by-smb-clients fix.
> > > 
> > 	What if the SMB client is a Unix system?
> > 
> Can Samba detect the type of client? If so then this behaviour might be
> made configurable.
	From the sound of things, we only need to worry about NT clients,
which (if I understand correctly) are apparently slightly broken, which is
why this makes a difference.  If we just default to POSIX semantics
otherwise, it probably wouldn't hurt anything.

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