CentOS & samba-3.0.28-0.el4.9 Windows explorer refresh does not work for me ...

simo idra at samba.org
Wed Jun 17 12:10:31 GMT 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 08:06 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 05:58:21PM -0500, Alan Guedeney wrote:
> > My CentOS 4.7 using samba-3.0.28-0.el4.9 has a refresh problem.  I delete a
> > file from the server and the Windows XP Professional client does not refresh
> > - ever.  Of course, forcing the refresh with F5 works.  I used the 'refresh
> > = 1' with no luck.  I've searched around the net and couldn't get it work.
> >  Does anyone have any recommendations to get this work properly?
> Please upgrade to 3.2 or 3.3, this has been fixed.

Volker, I am not sure this would change anything.

On RHEL 4 kernels inotify is not available (yes its that old and
stable  :)

It is necessary to configure vfs_fam on the shares you want notification
to work.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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