[Samba] Strange Problem with Word 97 saving to samba share

Jamie Heckford jamie at tridentmicrosystems.co.uk
Thu May 23 08:28:05 GMT 2002


When I save a document to a network share (this only happens in word 97) it
works fine.
However, when I reopen that document, modify it and click save I get the
error message:

"Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error"

I check and the original document has been deleted and all that is left is a
~WRLXXXX.tmp file.

Does anyone know what the cause of this may be?

The individual shares are set up as:

         comment = Jamie Heckford
         path = /data1-home/jamie
         valid users = jamie, @admin
         force user = root
         writeable = yes
         force create mode = 0777

And the directory permissions for /data1-home/jamie are:

drwxrwxrwx   9 root  micro     1024 May 23 15:20 jamie/

The reason this is being forced as root is /data1-home is an NFS mounted
share, which will only
allow the root user to read/write to it.

Any help people can give will be greatly appreciated.


Jamie Heckford
Network Manager
Trident Microsystems Ltd
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