Samba with Autocad Sheet Set Manager

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Tue May 22 21:35:50 GMT 2007

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Probably more appropriate for the samba community list
rather than the developer list but since we are
already here....

Gregory A. Cain wrote:
> Hello,
> We are a 30-person architectural office in Sacramento, California, using
> AutoCAD 2006 on Windows.  Our main file server is running Samba
> on RedHat Enterprise ES 4.
> This release of AutoCAD has something called a "Sheet Set Manager,"
> which uses a master file (.dst file) which needs to be open and
> accessible to all project users while they are working on their
> projects.  AutoCAD does not lock this file when it opens it.  The Linux
> permissions are set correctly on these files.  Samba is also not locking
> the files - smbstatus -L | grep .dst returns nothing.
> The problem is that only the owner of the file is able to write to the
> file - something is locking it.  One post I've read refers to the
> "sticky bit," and perhaps that's what's causing the problem, but I don't
> know exactly what that is or how to fix the problem.

Try setting "dos filemode = yes" and "dos filetimes = yes"

cheers, jerry
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