Samba, vfat and new kernels: Anyone able to solve the problem?

Gianpaolo Cugola cugola at
Wed Apr 18 11:03:45 GMT 2001

Thanks for your reply. Any more precise info on where it should be
submitted? I read the samba pages and found that bugs can be reported to
the samba-patches mailing list. I forwarded my message there. I was not
able to find any place mentioning an ftp site for bug reports.


On 17 Apr, Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 05:36:29 Gianpaolo Cugola wrote:
>> I used to share a vfat mounted partition with other collegues 
>> through samba (2.0.7). Everything worked and still works fine 
>> with kernel 2.2.18. With new kernels (2.4.3) I have
>> problems in copying large files. Windows 98 clients 
>> returns me a message saying I have no access rigths to perform 
>> the operation. Everything works fine if: 
>> - files are small (lessa than 100k)
>> - or I use a windows 2k client
>> - or the samba share is on a ext2 partition
> You'll need to post a level 10 debug of the failure somewhere
> via ftp before we can offer any advice.  
> Cheers, jerry
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