Read-only file access

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Fri Jan 20 17:43:25 GMT 2006

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:21:51 +0530
Madhusudan R <madhurjf at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Could anyone please let me know how a client that tries to open a file
> (MS office files) that's already opened by another client, is notified
> that the file can be opened for reading only, which ultimately results
> in the read-only box popping up on the client side? I would be
> interested in knowing:
> 1. What smb packets do I have to look closely at to spot this message
> sent by the samba server to the client?
> 2. Details of the proceedings on the samba server which ultimately
> results in the message being sent out on the network.

I think that's a feature of office and has nothing to do with SMB


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