Problem with samba under RH6.0 dropping data

Paul Anderson paul at
Wed Aug 4 15:30:39 GMT 1999

I just upgraded my server from RH5 to RH6.  I am seeing two problems
that may be related.

1.  When I do an smbtar I get errors on some of the files:

My command line:
# smbtar -v -s schroon -x "D$" -d gt -p z -u backup -t /usr/tmp/a.tar

The error message:
 Error reading file \gt\STk-dist\Demos\Html-Demos\Images\backward.gif.
Got 0 bytes
 Didn't get entire file. size=714, nread=0

The file is created in the tarfile, but is all nulls.

2.  When I do an smbmount of a share onto my RH6 server, then 
cd in there and look at the files using ls and cat, they have
strange modification dates:

-rwxrwxr-x   1 paul     staff        5706 Dec 28  1905
# touch download_form2.html
-rwxrwxr-x   1 paul     staff        5706 Apr  7  1968

On the NT side the dates are also messed up, but they are different
than the dates the linux box sees on the samba mount.  I see a range
of dates reaching into 2025!

I upgraded from version 2.0.3-8 (which ships with RH6) to 
the samba-2.0.5a-1 rpm from the RedHat ftp site, but both of the 
problems persist.

I know others have encountered at least the first problem, but
I could not find any solution.

Can anyone help me?

Paul Anderson.       GrammaTech, Inc.
paul at  Tel: +1 607 273-7340

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