Samba server with 98 clients

Madarasz Karoly mkaroly at
Mon Feb 12 07:46:11 GMT 2001


I do the same thing 6 month ago. Everything is work fine.
My databases are in paradox files, and for that I have to put
oplocks = no for the database share. I think this is needed only
for paradox.


bch wrote:
> I am trying to replace an old novel server that is used only as a fileserver
> for two legacy dos database programs with a samba server. I am new to samba
> so am not sure if it will be able to do what I need.
> Basicly, I want to run Samba on a linux machine that will authenticate Win98
> clients allowing logon scripts, and profile storage on the server. It will
> also act as the master browser and wins server. User's who have to use the
> dos based database programs will have a user script that automaticly map's
> the samba share with the applications to drive i:. Then the user can run the
> program from i: as was done with the novel server.
> I have this up and running so far.
> This has been working so far with my 3 test machines. My main question is in
> regards to file locking and database integrity. What setting do I need to be
> aware of when dealling with a dos database application. The database is
> quite large. I notice all the lock options, and the Mangling options, and
> the dos map settings. Do I need to mess with these. Currently my config
> looks like this:
> [database]
>     comment = Database Apps
>     path = /usr/local/samba/database
>     brosable = yes
>     read only = no
>     writeable = yes
>     creat mode = 660
>     guest ok = no
> I can run the database application and if two users appear to change the
> same item the dos application will prompt the second user that the file is
> locked. So locking appears to be working. However, what further testing
> should I do before rolling this out and replacing our current system. This
> application is vital for the business. Corruption would be very, very bad!!
> Hence my concern.
> Thanks for advice.
> bch.


Madarasz Karoly
West Bank Arad
+40 (57) 284888
mkaroly at

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