[Samba] Re: Problem with opening Excel spreadsheets that client cannot write to

Dragan Krnic dkrnic at lycos.com
Sat Jul 12 22:09:00 GMT 2003

Of course, if your problem matches the description.

>Debian, but I have built Samba 2.2.8a from source.
>Should I patch the code as show in the bug report?
>On Sat, Jul 12, 2003 at 10:09:35PM +0100, Dragan Krnic wrote:
>>| We have some Excel spreadsheets stored on our Samba 
>>| 2.2.8 fileserver. The permissions are set such that 
>>| some users can write to these and some cannot, but 
>>| they can all read them (the world-readable bit is 
>>| set).
>>| When a user with read/write access tries to open the 
>>| spreadsheet, there is no problem... When a user with 
>>| only read permission tries to open the spreadsheet, 
>>| however, Excel fails to open it, saying that it 
>>| cannot find the file. Auditing the actions taken on 
>>| the Samba server shows that Excel actually opens the 
>>| file several times in read-only mode, then tries to 
>>| open it in read-write mode (which fails, as the user 
>>| does not have the appropriate permissions).
>>Sounds like bug #51
>>In short: if the Excel file is in a path containing
>>extended ASCII (european umlauts, tremas and similar)
>>and the user has no write privilege on it, the error
>>File not found is issued.
>>Which distro and which samba version you are using?

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