Read-only file access

Madhusudan R madhurjf at
Mon Jan 23 07:02:21 GMT 2006


Thanks for your response! But since the file being accessed is on the
SAMBA server, the server has to communicate to the client that the
file is already kept open by someone else, which prompts the
application on the second client to pop up the read-only dialog box.

Any suggestions?


On 1/20/06, Michael B Allen <mba2000 at> wrote:
> 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
> communication.
> Mike

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