[Samba] Re: Windows access problems

Pierre Lebrun ple000 at artic.fr
Fri Jan 31 13:19:35 GMT 2003

Can you send smb.conf please ?


Dan Perik wrote:
> Hello,
> I had the pleasure of installing a new Linux(RH8.0)/Samba(2.2.7a) server
> (as a PDC) at one of our locations this week.  They previously were
> accessing a shared drive from a Win2k Pro. machine.  The migration did
> not go very smooth.  Most things have been resolved, but we have some
> strange issues that are still causing problems, which I was hoping
> someone out there would have some insight on.
> 1. A day or two after the server was installed, one of the 98 machines
> started locking up when opening files, or when left idle for a long
> period of time.  (I know this could just be an instability of Windows
> 98, but being that it started just after the new server installation is
> peculiar).
> 2. A different 98 machine can't open a particular Access 97 database. 
> It can open other Access 97 files, but on this particular one, it pretty
> much hangs the machine.  This same Access 97 database can be opened just
> fine from another machine (a Win 95 machine in particular).  I have 
> veto oplocks files = /*.mbd/*.ldb/*.dbf/*.idx/*.cdx/ (I also included
> their upper case variants for good measure.) in the smb.conf file to
> avoid the oplock problems.
> The credibility of the new server (and Linux/Samba) and myself are not
> faring well in the minds of these pleasant users, so help would be very
> much appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Dan

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