[Samba] Problems with offline files and Explorer 'hangs'

Damir Dezeljin programing at nib.si
Wed Mar 20 09:20:46 GMT 2002

Dear gentelmans.

> What POSIX call do we use to detect an offline file ?
I think that there are more possibilities to implement offline file 
attribute in SAMBA:
- The simplest is to use an extended attribute on an EA capable FS (this 
can work on various platforms that implement EA . Linux, IRIX, 
- The other possibility is it to use one of reserved ext2fs flags 
(http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.4/doc/filesystems/ext2.txt.html), but 
this way the implementation will be ext2 / ext3 specific. BTW: One of this 
fields is a .commpression. attribute which can be setted by 'chattr +c' 
(compressed files are colored blue on NT).


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