Samba and disk space

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Tue Aug 29 10:51:11 GMT 2000

On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, Jeff Boschee wrote:

> I am having trouble and was hoping it was an easy fix as I am new to using
> Samba.  The problem is, is that samba itself works great, but the share I
> made for a particular program says that there is 0 bytes remaining, and I
> know the disk is far from being full.   Could it be a rights issue?

One possiblity: some software (particularly DOS or 16-bit software) has
problems coping with the very large numbers reported for size and free
space by modern disks.

There is an smb.conf parameter, "max disk size =", which can be used to
artificially cap the size of the numbers returned. This exists to allow
you to work around this type of bug ...

Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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