[Samba] Sybiz Accounting + 2.2.7 = ????

Earl White earl at accessinternational.com.au
Tue Mar 4 08:11:56 GMT 2003

Hi all,

Got some hassles with a client running Sybiz accounting. This is a FoxPro 
application developed in VB6.

We're just through the exercise of eliminating all the pieces that might be 
causing problems and unfortunately that might include Samba.....

Running Samba 2.2.7 on Red Hat 7.3. All clients are running either Windows 
2000 or Win XP.

We're getting cases of workstations being able to see files via Win 
Explorer, update data in various utilities such as the Sybiz "eyeball" 
while some functions such as reindexing will occassionaly give a file 
access error.

They're also getting some "unusual" accounting errors, but I'm inclined to 
think that this is more of an application problem.

Because they're only in a small workgroup, basically every user has full 
read/write access to all the files in the share.

Needless to say, as this is odd ball part of the system, the general advice 
is to get rid of the Linux/Samba system and use Windows 2000 Server - 
something I'd rather not do as I don't feel this will be the solution to 
the problem.

Any ideas?


- Earl

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