File ctime/mtime update inconsistencies
atte.peltomaki at f-secure.com
Tue Jul 8 10:16:51 GMT 2008
Scenario: Delete older-than-x files on a domain member server CIFS
Problem: neither ctime nor mtime attributes are consistently updated
when new files are created or existing ones replaced.
How things currently appear to work:
Using a WinXP SP2 client:
Copy a file to a Win2003 R2 share: ctime is updated, mtime is not.
Copy a file to a Samba 3.2.0 share: neither ctime or mtime are updated.
Using a Linux client, smbclient or smbfs/cifs mount:
Copy a file to a Win2003 R2 share: ctime and mtime both updated.
Copy a file to a Samba 3.2.0 share: ctime and mtime both updated.
Would there be a problem changing Samba behaviour to match that of
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