Samba and FoxPro

Mitchell Hicks mhicks at
Thu Mar 29 17:47:10 GMT 2001

I dont't know about 1.19 but we're running 2.0.7 samba with redhat 6.2 (for 
disk mirroring) our normal distribution is suse current 7.1
The App is Made2Manage using Visual FoxPro 6.0 18 users and we're not 
having any trouble.

I'm looking to improve network performence with the Gigbit Eithernet card...

At 05:35 PM 3/29/01 +0100, you wrote:
>Is Samba (1.19) incompatible with FoxPro?  We have tried to network a
>database package (FoxPro is the underlying DBMS) by putting it in a Samba
>share.  The database starts up and you can browse the tables, but it looks
>as though FoxPro's record locking system causes the entire share to be
>locked, so that further access to the shared drive (both in FoxPro and in
>the Windows98 Explorer) is impossible until the record lock is released,
>at which point everything is freed up again. The suppliers say that they
>have no knowledge of anyone running their product (or indeed any
>FoxPro-based application) with Samba and they believe there is a
>fundamental incopmpatibility between FoxPro and Samba.  Does anyone have
>any experience to the contrary?
>Julian Crowe
>IT Services, University of St Andrews,
>Castlecliffe, The Scores, St Andrews,
>Fife, KY16 9AL
>phone: 01334 462790
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