file locking with win apps

Jan Münther jan.muenther at
Sat Sep 25 17:55:01 GMT 1999

    Hello there,
I have a serious file locking problem with samba on a RH6 based Linux
>From the exported share a database files are being requested. Problem
is, only one client can access these - and even only one client can
initialize the database query engine, which is btrieve 6.15 workstation
The same problem affects .doc files. If one client has an open document,
the file is locked in such a way the other clients can' even open it to
read it. The only way I found to let more than one client run the
application and open documents was to set SHARE MODES to NO, which
doesn't qquite seem an appropriate solution to the problem, since this
way the documents can be opened r/w by any client without warning now.

>From our Netware 4.2 server I know a warning popup message which asks
the user whether he wants to work on a copy of an already opened file.
Something like that would really come in handy....
If anybody has any ideas, they'd be very highly welcomed...

Bye, Jan

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