[Samba] Strange Problem with Access

Sanjiv Bawa sbawa at tabmaster.com
Mon Apr 8 15:16:02 GMT 2002

You may have marginal NIC cards on these machines. I notice that new cards
tend to work a lot better. I don't know what these errors are.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Ruben Fagundo
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 4:51 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Strange Problem with Access

I posed the following problem a few weeks ago, and finally, I've had time
to update the RPM for the latest samba Version 2.2.3a

I added the following line to [global]

veto oplock files = /*.mdb/*.MDB/*.ldb/

And the following line to the directory having problems.

    locking = yes
    oplocks = yes
    veto oplock files = /*.mdb/*.MDB/*.ldb/

I am still having problems opening the Access database from certain
computers.  All other systems are working perfectly fine.  There is no
correlation to the version of Windows opening the database.  If anyone has
any more suggestions, I would really love to hear them.  The orginial
problem description is listed below.  And a more detailed log file is
attached.  The file experiencing problems is called

"AWC Supporters.mdb"

The irony of all this is that this was all working perfectly fine with
Redhat 5.2


I am running samba on a RedHat 7.2 Athalon box with software RAID 0 dual
IDE disks on an ext3 filesystem.

I have several users in a large community of users that are always hitting
the samba server.  The machine has been consistently reliable with one
exception.  There is a particularly large MS Access Database (10Meg) that
everyone likes to use.  A problem has developed from certain Win 98 and
Win95 computers where users get an error message saying that someone
currently has a lock on the database, and that it cannot be
opened.  However, smbstatus, reports that the user is actually trying to
establish a lock on a different file, not the database in question.  To add
to the strangeness, I have opened the database on a different computer, and
then all of a sudden everyone else can now open it as well.  In addition to
that, I had the database open from a win 98 machine, and someone else (that
had been experiencing problems) opened it up, but smbstatus reports that
the 2nd individual had a second file open in addition to the database, and
clearly there were no other files open on that computer, by that user.  So,
we have files opening and getting locked when they were not opened, and a
database that only certain users can open, cause other computers are being
told that it is already open, and locked by a different user.

Can anyone tell me what the heck is going on here, and what is the answer
to this apparent lunacy ???


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