Quickbooks Pro 6.0 file sharing with samba

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Tue Aug 8 12:14:11 GMT 2000

Casey Dinsmore wrote:
> If locking isnt turned off, then it will not work in multi-user mode,
> one person will be able to open up the datafile, and the rest will
> report that the datafile is not a valid quickbooks datafile or is
> corrupted.

	Then quickbooks is using a "private" locking scheme
	that interacts badly with the standard Windows locks,
	which Samba supplies.

	You're probably going to have to look at packet dumps
	and reverse-engineer it to find out what's gone wrong.
	Is there a Quickbooks mailing list? Someone may have
	seen this before...

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