RedHat 6.0/Samba Server multi-user database locking problem
jmackenz at peninsula.hotkey.net.au
Sun Jul 11 00:00:26 GMT 1999
I have a small network of 5 workstations running on Windows98, which use 2
multi-user database programs - one based on MS Access whilst the other is
based on Borland's FoxPro/DBase. When the datafiles for these programs were
kept on a Win98 "server", there were frequent program crashes and database
On recently installing a Linux RedHat 6.0/Samba Server, I was delighted with
the faster file service and the eradication of program crashes and database
corruptions. However, I could no longer open the datafiles simultaneously
on the workstations - the message "this file is already in use" appeared.
1. Is this a glibc2.1 bug causing 64 bit locking problems for multi-user
2. Does your samba-2.0.4b rpm resolve the problem?
3. The rpm has been downloaded onto a floppy disk. How is the rpm now
installed onto the Samba Server?
59 Mather Road, Mt Eliza, Vic.
Tel: 03 9775 2041
email: jmackenz at peninsula.hotkey.net.au
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