[Samba] offline files stopped working

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jul 20 16:44:02 GMT 2002

Pablo Molinero Fernández wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using WinXP as a client and RehHat Linux 7.3 with samba 2.2.3a-6 as
> the server, and all of the sudden my offline file synchronization has
> stopped working.
> The synthoms are:
> -I can access the files while connected to the server
> -I get an access denied when disconnected. I can see the files listed
> under the offline files, but some files have a "Synchronization status"
> of "local copy is incomplete", and some files have "access atributes" of
> NULL, "User W" or just "User W, Guest W", which does not reflect the
> permissions of the files in server file system.
> I have tried in different ways to clear the WinXP cache of the files,
> but the listing of the offline files yields the same file staus and
> attributes.
> Has anybody encountered this before? Do you have a solution for this?

I think Samba 2.2.4 and above had better controls for this - see the

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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