Samba 1.9.18: Problem saving files (may be PR 1357)

Matthew Geier matthew at
Thu Jan 15 08:54:48 GMT 1998

> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:36:52 +0300 (MSK)
> From: Andrej Borsenkow <borsenkow.msk at>
> To: Rainer Hauck <hauck at>
> Subject: Re: Samba 1.9.18: Problem saving files (may be PR 1357)
> Message-ID: <Pine.SV4.3.95.980114092829.15870A-100000 at itsrm1>
> On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Rainer Hauck wrote:
> The problem which I had was, that Word creates temporary file, requests
> oplock for it, and then renames it without closing first. SAMBA sends
> oplock break request which is ignored by client; after ca. 1min SAMBA
> timeouts, terminates connection, client reconnects and finishes operation.

 I wonder if this is the cause of my Office97 saving problem - word crashes
with 'Invalid Page fault in Shell32.dll' when saving files.
 This fault appears random - some users are rarely affected, others we had
to downgrade back to word6 as they couldnt get any work done at all.
 Samba terminating the connection and the client having to reconnect on
a busy server could just be the straw that breaks the bloated cammel's back.

 One troublesome user, we converted to NT4, and Office works perfectly,
however the machine is so slow under NT, that a delay saving due to 
a reconnect wouldnt be noticed.

More information about the samba mailing list