Problem with file (cache?) and updates.

Mick Taylor mt at
Fri May 7 15:02:01 GMT 1999

The problem:
A file updated on a UNIX box (Solaris2.6) then viewed on a Win95 PC via
samba is fine, if you copy this file using Windows Explorer to e.g. your
desktop, this is fine first time. But, if you repeat this operation then
the file size reported by Windows Explorer is correct but the file size
reported on the local copy is still the original size. This operation needs
to be repeated several times (2-6) for the local copy to be updated

This works fine with NT but is repeatable on Win95. I have messed with
sync and changed the registry in Win95 as per article in FAQ but with no
I have checked that all the UNIX systems have the same smb .conf and that
they are
basically configured the same.

UNIX Machines: SUN/SUN Clones, Solaris 2.6
WINDOWS Machines: Windows95b
NT Machines: NT4sp4
The above experiment was done with a small .txt file
Version 1.19.16p10 OK
Version 1.19.18p11 BAD
Version 2.0.3 	BAD

Any ideas ?

Mick Taylor

      security = server
	password server = dc-server
	create mask = 0770
	directory mask =0770

	wins support = no
	wins server = wins-server
	os level = 0
	prefered master = no
	browse list = no
	domain master = no
	browseable = yes

	printing = bsd
	print command = /usr/ucb/lpr -r -s -P%p %s
	lpq command = /usr/ucb/lpq -P%p
	lprm command = /usr/ucb/lprm -P%p %j
	printcap name = /etc/printcap

        path = /home
        read only = no
        guest ok = no

        path = /home2
        read only = no
        guest ok = no
        path = /home3
        read only = no
        guest ok = no
        path = /home4
        read only = no
        guest ok = no
        path = /home5
        read only = no
        guest ok = no

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