3.2.7 vs 3.5 locking logic/mechanism - locking denied to non-owners

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Apr 27 03:21:07 MDT 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:01:34AM +0100, lejeczek wrote:
> what I'd like to have working OK is that client accessing a 3.5
> read-only share like 3.2.7 does, regardless of permissions, meaning
> not needing to be the owner (which sort of makes no sense since it's
> read only, right?)

If it's guaranteed to be a read only share, you might want
to try "share modes = no". Be aware that this severely
breaks SMB semantics, but at least with a read only share
you won't corrupt your data.


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