[Samba] WinNT offline file attribute

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at qsl.net
Wed Apr 24 20:42:02 GMT 2002

Shirish Kalele wrote:
> John E. Malmberg wrote:
>>The other part of the problem is identifying if the version of Windows
>>that the client is running will honor the offline bit.
> How would this help? Also, how are Windows servers that support offlining
> different in this scenario?
> Seems like setting the bit would alleviate the problem from some of the
> clients, as opposed to all (which happens today).

If the client does not support the offline bit, then the SAMBA file 
server should not serve shelved files to it.

Also has anyone verified how a Windows 2000 system (The first to admit 
support for the offline bit) uses this information?

It might be placing expectations on the fileserver that SAMBA does not 
yet know how to meet.

wb8tyw at qsl.network
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