samba client's access-time modification causes that windows clients receive notification about the file has been changed

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Mon Oct 1 06:17:02 GMT 2001

Tibor Kiss wrote:
> I would like to work under linux but we have a team using NT file server.
> Mounting the NT drive in linux with samba client just accessing the files
> the rest of running windows applications (like Developer Studio) receive a
> notification about the file has been changed if they edit the same file.

	Are you sure this is access time?  Windows
	is **peculiar** about times: to support
	programmers I reccomend setting 
time service = yes
dos filetimes = yes
fake directory create times = yes
dos filetime resolution = yes
delete readonly = yes
	for a bit of background on this.

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