File Locking problem

Enrico Payne enricop at
Tue Sep 12 11:50:44 GMT 2000

Hi, I have an SMB server running RH6.2 with SMB 2.0.7.

All the clients are WIN95, and require access to a database on the SAMBA

The problem is that the database locks the file while the user is modifying
it, and then unlocks it when the user returns to the programs menu. If the
user then selects another action that uses the same file the program reports
that the file is locked.

Another scenario is:

User A edits a document, and then exits the document, so that User B can
read it. If this is done within a few seconds of each other, User B gets the
old version of the document that User A was editing. If user B now closes
the document, all the changes that User B made are lost. This happens when
using MSOffice apps.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening.

Please respond directly to me, on enricop at, as I receive this
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