[Samba] Roamin Profile problem / filedate issue

David Schwarz dave at deakin.edu.au
Fri Dec 12 12:42:24 GMT 2003


I've identified a problem "I think"


Samba 2.2.8a on Linux and Solaris
WinXP SP1 and Win2kSP4 workstations

We have a problem here, when logging out and using roaming profiles
on a samba host take significantly longer than logging out when the
profile is stored on a Win2k server.

Looking closely I've discovered the following.

On each logout, numerous files, that have not changed are still copied
up to the server.

Looking more closely, I discovered that some of these files are have
different last modification dates, where the date on the server is 1 
second older
than the version on the workstation.

This means, that on logout the files are copied up each time, but due to 
unknown issue, the date is unable to be set to the correct time.

On next logon, the local file has a later date, so the file is not 
copied down,
next logout, the file gets copied back, as the date is still one second 
to old.

(Note: not all files are like this, only a subset, with some common 
property I have yet to

I've played with the dos filetime resolution setting, and it seems to 
make no difference
to the behavior.

Has anybody else seen this issue, and are there any suggested solutions 
I should check out ?



David Schwarz, Desktop - Workgroup Section Leader,
Information Technology Services Division
Deakin University Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia.
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