Communicator 4.5 & Samba 2.0.0
Juan Carlos Castro y Castro
jcastro at pcshop.com.br
Thu Feb 4 15:02:20 GMT 1999
How's Netscape configured? Did you map the Samba share to a drive letter
or are you using the UNC (\\Server\Sharename\path) notation. I've found
that Netscape does not like UNCs very much.
And since you mounted a vfat partition, do a "ls -ld /dosd /dosd/*" so
we can see what the permissions are.
Another info: experiment copying your profile directory to a Linux
native partition, redefine your share and see if it works from there.
It's not what you want, but it can give important clues.
Jim Morris wrote:
> I've been playing with upgrading from Samba 1.9.18p10 to Samba 2.0.0,
> since the day 2.0.0 was release, off and on. I've experienced quite a
> few problems - a lot more than I had hoped to see with 2.0.0. I've been
> doing all my testing on my small LAN here at home, using a Win95 PC and
> a Linux PC running Redhat 5.2 and Linux 2.0.36.
> The primary problem I had up until now related to the fact that Samba
> 2.0.0's configure script sets Samba up to be compiled with Shadow
> password support on Redhat 5.2 (Linux 2.0.36), even if you aren't using
> shadow passwords. Short of editing the generated config.h, there is no
> way to turn the use of shadow passwords off when running configure (not
> that I've found anyway). The workaround for me with this problem was to
> switch to shadow passwords, using the shadow-utils that installed with
> Redhat 5.2...
> Ok, now that I am authenticating users, I have really seen some strange
> I run Netscape Communicator 4.5 on my Win95 notebook PC with the mail
> folders stored on a Samba share on the Linux machine, and have about
> 120MB of mail folders (what can I say - I save everything!). The samba
> share is a FAT32 volume that is also used when the server is booted into
> Win95. This has been working fine for over a year now, with Samba
> 1.9.18p10 (and earlier versions), and with Win95 as the server too.
> With Samba 2.0.0 installed, I can open a DOS box, and browse the share,
> and edit files with a text editor (Vim for Win32), and create new files.
> I can open the Netscape folders (standard Unix mail folder files) and
> view them from the text editor. What I CANNOT do is see my mail folders
> with Netscape Communicator! It sees the contents of the Inbox, but
> thats it. It does show a full list of all the folders in the mail
> directory, but cannot see the contents of the mail folder file(s).
> Reverting to Samba 1.9.18p10 and issuing a "samba restart" command on
> the server immediately corrects the problem.
> I have tried building Samba 2.0.0 myself from the source, and have used
> the two binary RPM's on the Samba mirrors (samba-2.2.0-1.i386.rpm and
> samba-2.2.0-990115.i386.rpm). I have also tried using Swat to make sure
> my smb.conf didn't have any options in it that would be causing this.
> I've tried turning features like oplocks off, and strict locking on.
> I've messed with the filename case options. No dice.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on this issue? Has anyone else seen a
> problem similar to this with Samba 2.0.0, that doesn't occur with
> Thanks for any input!
> For reference, just what I feel are relevant parts of my smb.conf are
> below. The shared called "d" is the share I have my Netscape folders
> on. It is mounted in fstab like this:
> /dev/hdc3 /dosd vfat rw,umask=000 0 0
> Mounting with these options allows normal users (non-root) to have r/w
> access to the mounted Win95 partition.
> Anyway, here goes:
> ---------- smb.conf excerpt ------------
> # Filename case preservation options
> preserve case = yes
> short preserve case = yes
> default case = lower
> case sensitive = no
> # File locking options (JFM)
> locking = yes
> strict locking = yes
> oplocks = false
> share modes = yes
> lock directory = /var/lock/samba
> # File creation & timestamp options (JFM)
> dos filetimes = true
> create mask = 0750
> # Read prediction enables read-ahead for files opened in read-only mode
> read prediction = true
> comment = Win95 D drive
> path = /dosd
> public = yes
> writable = yes
> printable = no
> write list = @users
> available = yes
> guest only = no
> browseable = yes
> only user = no
> ---------- end smb.conf excerpt -------------
> Thanks for any advice!
> | Jim Morris | jim at morris.net |
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