Netlogon share and locking

John H Terpstra jht at
Wed Sep 10 13:02:36 GMT 1997


I hope you have referred to the example smb.conf file. We really cut our teeth
on some of the example config settings. It is IMPERATIVE that nothing in the
NETLOGON share should become locked - this breaks the logon process very
badly! Some Win95 clients will always hang on logon if any files end up being
locked in the netlogon share.

For the record, here is an extract from ~/samba/examples/smb.conf.default:

	comment = Samba Network Logon Service
	path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
	case sensitive = no
	guest ok = yes
	locking = no
	writable = no

It would also be a good idea to add (but not essential):
	share modes = no

I run the example config on sites with up to 200 clients without any problems
and hope this little dribble helps.

John H Terpstra - Samba-Team

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