[Samba] QuarkXPress files

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Apr 29 14:42:35 GMT 2003

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Markus Dahinden wrote:

> We did that test with a new PC W2K with XPress. Same error.
> Then we shared a W2K directory for XPress-files. It works. All users can
> open/modify/save QuarkXPress files when they have according rights.
> So, this problem with XPress seems to be a Samba issue.

If you do a search on Google you will see that locking issues plague MS
Windows users in abundance.

What you have demonstrated is that you have a file access problem, not
that you have a Samba problem per se. You have demonstrated that there is
a problem with your over all configuration. You have laid out the fact
that there MAY be a samba bug, or a problem that is triggered by the way
that QuarkXpress (together with the protocols that your MS Windows client
has negotiated with the Samba server) is in need of a solution.

> What shell I do next? Do I have to write a "request for bug fix" to the
> samba team?

Please send me (off list to jht at samba.org) your smb.conf file. Please set
in smb.conf [globals]
	log level = 3
	max log size = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

Then repeat the access attempt. A log file will be created that has the
name: /var/log/samba/'machine_name'.log, where 'machine_name' is the PC
name of your Win2K client/s.

Please compress the log file/s and email them to me also.

I will take a look at your issue.

- John T.

> Thank you for your advice
> Markus
> > We did upgrade to samba 2.2.8a this night. The behavior with
> > QuarkXPress files remains the same...
> > Next step: we will install a new PC W2K with XPress.
> >
> >>> We have experianced a strang behavior with QuarkXPress files.
> >>> These files can be opened/modified/saved by user a, user b can
> >>> open/modify the file but saving is not possible.
> >>> With all other applications open/modify/save files is possible.
> >>>
> >>> We use: SuSE8.1, Samba 2.2.5, reiserfs.
> >>> Directories/files are set 2770
> >>>
> >>> Thank you for your help
> >>
> >> upgrade you samba as least to 2.2.7. there was an oplock bug in
> >> earlier version of samba (look into the samba log files).
> >

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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