[Samba] Excel doesn't open read-only files on SAMBA share

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 10 23:28:48 GMT 2003

On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 06:21:21PM -0500, Murthy Kambhampaty wrote:
> Samba version: Samba 3.0 rebuild from SRPM on RedHat 8.0 w/XFS.
> I ran into this problem (which sounds a lot like Bugzilla Bug 51) when
> copying files from a CD-ROM to a Samba share on a W2K client.
> Double-clicking on the file name in an Explorer window gives the file not
> found error, but File->Open from Excel, and double-clicking the the filename
> in the file-open dialog-box works fine. The filenames all seem to be in
> plain English, though some have spaces and hyphens, so the non-ASCII
> characters issue doesn't seem to be present here?
> Removing the read-only flag from the client-side (the user has full
> permissions on the folder and contents) fixed the problem.
> It's low priority, of course, but it would be nice to see this fixed.

Already fixed for 3.0.1 - please download the latest release



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