netscape crashes: "cache" directory is invisible. multiple users.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Oct 17 11:13:33 GMT 1997

dear samba-bugs,

i'm seeing some wierd problems going on.

config: FreeBSD, FAST_SHARE_MODES, samba-1.9.17p2, w95 _and_ NT, 
netscape, multiple users of netscape from the same 
\\samba-server\applications\Netscape\Communicator\Program directory.

netscape fails to load, and the netscape/cache directory, which is on a 
local drive, is invisible when you do an explorer window on 
\\samba-server\homes\netscape, and also on \\samba-server\user\netscape 

killing the smbd process associated with that user and allowing samba to 
re-establish a connection for that user makes netscape work, and the 
cache to directory re-appear.

note that it's the same cache directory being used by multiple users, 
therefore this is probably some sort of locking / sharing problem...


<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton </a>
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