[Samba] Read Only XP (recent and odd occurence)
merlin at dworkin.org
Fri Jul 18 15:15:14 GMT 2003
Today I found I was unable to write back files to my samba shared
directories. CHecking through the status foo, I found that all opened files
were showing as READ ONLY. I had been able to happily edit files the previous
day with no problems.
Upgraded from 2.2.5 to 2.2.8a (just in case of random bugs) same issue.
As far as I can tell this can only be related to a recent (last 2 days) MS
bug/patch release that was revolving around a security problem regarding the
share system. It was specifically detailed for port 135 (not used by Samaba I
believed) but who knows what else might have been 'fixed'.
My second XP machine was able to continue to save files successfully (it
hasn't been patched yet).
However, once I had saved a file form the second machine, the first machine
was also able to do so!
So, yes, while this could just be some MS Magic, I report it here - dutifully -
just in case it is related to this recent patch.
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