[Samba] Samba 2.2.7a still broken for me

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Wed Dec 11 23:42:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 03:39:04PM -0800, rossd at me.berkeley.edu wrote:
> pk. I am now running Samba-2.2.7a and RedHat 8,
> and i am still having a problem with files > 2gb in size.
> after i mount a Windows share, I can't create large files
> on it.
> #ulimit -f
> unlimited
> #mount -t smbfs -o username=3D'Administrator',password=3D'***'
>    //x.x.x.x/C$ /mnt/win2kserver_cdrive
> which successfully mounts the windows share on my linux box.
> but if i=20
> #dd if=3D/dev/zero of=3D/mnt/win2kserver_cdrive bs=3D1k count=3D3000000
> at the 2gb mark, i get a=20
> File size limit exceeded
> error.
> Samba 2.2.7a supposedly fixed this problem, didn't it?

Samba 2.2.7a fixes the 2gb problems in the smbd *server*. The maintainer
of smbfs has stated that it does *not* cope with files >2gb. 

You might want to look at Steve French's new CIFS client code, you
can download it from the samba.org site.


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