Problems with Samba, NT4, Office 97 and MS Word Temporary Files

Steve Fosdick fosdicsj at
Wed Mar 11 13:45:07 GMT 1998

I am running samba version 1.9.18p3 on HP-UX 10.20

We sometimes have a problem on NT4 clients when a user of the
Microsoft Word that is part of the Office 97 suite tries to save
a document.

Error messages from word include:

   "There is a network or file persissions problem" and
   "The path is inavlid".

I have examined the log file to track this down but I am not sure
what to make of it.  Has anyone else come across this or know of
a cause and/or solution?

Here are tweo log file excerpts related to the problem.

Excerpt 1

This is from an attempt to save an existing document back to the
Samba share after having modified it:

switch message SMBopenX (pid 5071)
Skipping become_user - already user
unix_clean_name [./221dm/m/pp/fsa127.tmp]
New file fsa127.tmp
unix_clean_name [221dm/m/pp/fsa127.tmp]
calling open_file with flags=0x0 flags2=0x0 mode=0660
Allocated new file_fd_struct 2, dev = ffffffff, inode = ffffffff
Error opening file 221dm/m/pp/fsa127.tmp (No such file or directory)
fd_attempt_close on file_fd_struct 2, fd = -1, dev = ffffffff,
        inode = ffffffff, open_flags = 2, ref_count = 1.
02/24/1998 14:40:29 error packet at line 1315
        cmd=45 (SMBopenX) eclass=1 ecode=2
error string = No such file or directory

Excerpt 2

This is from an attempt to save a document under a new name having
just openned it under the original name.

New file ~wrl0185.tmp
is_in_path: win_word.doc/~wrl0185.tmp
is_in_path: no name list.
unix_clean_name [win_word.doc/~wrl0185.tmp]
stat of win_word.doc/~wrl0185.tmp failed (No such file or directory)
03/11/1998 11:46:46 error packet at line 776 cmd=8 (SMBgetatr) eclass=1
error string = No such file or directory

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