Samba/MS Access Files

David W. Chapman Jr. dwcjr at
Thu Feb 15 13:05:51 GMT 2001

We've had this discussion on the list so you may want to look at the
archives, but I think it was a permissions problem on the .ldb file.  You're
using linux right?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dirk Kastens" <dkastens at>
To: <samba at>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 3:47 AM
Subject: Samba/MS Access Files

> Hi,
> I just subscribed to the list, because we ran into
> the same problem. Users are not able to open a
> M$ Access database. A window with the message "Too
> many active users" pops up, even when a single user
> opens his own database. With Samba 2.0.5a I
> got around the problem by using the option
> veto oplock files = /*.mdb/*.ldb/
> But this doesn't work with Samba 2.0.7. Now the
> only solution was to set the option
> fake oplocks = Yes
> This is not a good idea, but I didn't find another
> solution. Maybe we have to wait for Samba 2.2.
> BTW, we're using SuSE Linux 7.0 with kernel 2.2.16.
> Regards,
> Dirk Kastens............Tel.: +49 541 969-2347
> Universitaet Osnabrueck, Rechenzentrum (Computer Center)
> Albrechtstr. 28, 49078 Osnabrueck, Germany

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