How long does samba buffer open files ?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Mon Nov 19 05:21:03 GMT 2001

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Andreas Moroder wrote:

> Even after the user has closed his application ( in this case Excel ),
> the file remains open on the samba server.
> lsof shows me the file is open and smbstatus too, but the app IS closed.
> When does smbd release the files ?

When the client asks us to.   Sounds like the client network redirector
is holding the file open.  What client OS?

cheers, jerry
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