[Samba] Re: read-only problem in 3.0.0

Dr. Peter Hopfgarter hopfgartner at rolmail.net
Wed Oct 15 15:01:06 GMT 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:14:22 -0400, Greg Louis wrote:

> We have a problem with shares that we would like to keep read-only for
> some users; it worked with 2.2.8a, but with 3.0.0 there is this odd
> behaviour:  Users with read-only privilege can browse the files, can
> copy them out of the share (eg to their own hard disks) and open the
> copies, and can open the files in situ with Notepad; but if they try to
> open files in the share with Excel, for example, or Access or AutoCad,
> a dialogue is displayed to the effect that the file can't be found. 
> Users with write access don't have this problem.  AFAIK the apps aren't
> trying to write into the files.

This should match the behaviour of bug 551, which is fixed in CVS
and the next Samba release.


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