no updates seen on PC after unix changed (v2.0 alpha)

Peter Debus pdebus at
Sat Nov 14 04:25:35 GMT 1998

See the "oplocks" option in the smb.conf man page. It allows
clients to "aggressively cache files locally", hence your
client is not seeing the updated file, just the locally cached

Set "oplocks = false" in your smb.conf for the share where it's a 
problem. Remember, there will be a performance penalty, so only
apply it to shares where its a problem, avoid setting it globally.

Peter Debus
Computer Systems Administrator
School of Mathematical Computer Sciences
University of New England
Armidale NSW 

Ph: 61 (0)267 73 2412 Fax: 61 (0)267 73 3312
> Hi,
>  I just installed Version 2.0.0-prealpha on a Solaris 2.5.1 machine.
> We are exporting one filesystem to the PC's. I can connect from
> my Win95 PC without a problem and I see all the files on the shared
> drive. If I bring up Windows explore and double click on a text
> file I can see the file without a problem. I then close the file
> and go to the unix box and change the text file. If I then double
> click on the PC side again it shows me the old file, not what
> has been changed on the unix side. I have looked through all the
> documentation and can't see anything parameter that might be 
> causing this problem. If anyone know what I can do to fix it please
> let me know. Thanks in advance,
> David.
> David Reiter  dreiter at
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> 404 Camino Del Rio South #500
> San Diego, California  92108-3503
> 619-610-8800 x 5260

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