[Samba] Wierd Problem, appears Samba related perhaps?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 23 19:02:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 09:43:48PM -0400, smw wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm relatively new to Samba, but have it set up on my RedHat 7.3 system, and
> it's running great.  Except for one thing, and I'm not sure if this is a
> Samba
> problem or a problem with my machines.
> What the problems appears is that when I'm copying or moving images (jpegs,
> bmps are the only two I've tried so far) from both my laptop and my desktop
> (both Win2k mahcines), the images copy fine, but there's also two additional
> files created.  One of them contains some sort of binary data in it, the
> other is
> a zero byte file.  They both start out with the same name is the image, then
> there's a : and a bunch of characters following it, followed by a :$DATA.
> (See
> below for a sample.)
> After speaking with one of the IT guys I work with, he seemed to think that
> I
> may have been infected with a virus.  I'm running Norton AV on both of my
> desktop and laptop machines, and ran scans to be sure.  There is no virus.
> And it's only image files that this is happening with.

No, it's not a virus, it's a Samba bug in an older version (you don't
say what Samba version you're running). Upgrade to Samba 2.2.5 and
this problem is fixed.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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