Samba and Microsoft Word

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Tue Apr 22 16:28:09 GMT 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Ethy H. Brito wrote:

> I am using samba 2.0.7 (yeah, I know! it's dammed old! too lazy to
> update now). I just can't save any documents over SMB. Word 97 says the
> disc is full or write protected. I have to save the document into
> Windows Desktop and then "drag and drop" it into the remote folder.
> Wordpad/Notepad works great.
> Is that a known issue? Any magic option I forgot to set?

It might help to see a network sniff if what is happening here. Use 

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