problem with excel and samba

Tulipant Gergely tulipant-gergely at
Wed Apr 5 16:47:56 GMT 2000

> We have a problem with excel and samba 2.0.6.
> ( on HPUX 11.00 and Solaris )
> It is not possible to print to a file within excel.
> You don't get the window to specify a filename..
> If you set "nt smb support = no" in the smb.conf file, the problem disappears.

I've seen that, too. The windows spool tries to open device files named like 'ne01:' in the current directory and Samba creates them. I wouldn't say its Samba's fault. :) You could try the 'veto files' option in smb.conf to prevent such files from being created.

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