SAMBA digest 2336 / Temporary file grief

Axel Neumann amn at
Mon Dec 13 09:19:25 GMT 1999

Mike Brodbelt wrote:


>I'm running Samba 2.0.6 here as our main file server. Authentication is
>done against an NT PDC, and Samba is also responsible for printing.

>I'm getting some odd files created which aren't being deleted. They are
>all zero byte files, named after a network interface, so I assume they
>may be temporary files which are not being deleted. Here's a list of a

># find /usr/local/filestore/ -name \*: -print          

>Does anyone know what's creating these, and how I can prevent them from
>cropping up?




Welcome to the club. This bug was introduced in Samba 2.0.3 I believe but has never been fixed. 

These files are always created if a NT system prints a file from the Samba share to a network printer.

If you set "nt smb support" to NO these files will not be created anymore. I do not know if there are any side effects to other functions.

Best regards,

Axel Neumann

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