[Samba] Samba and macintoshes

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Dec 7 15:05:44 GMT 2004

> I have a mixed network with windows & macs using samba on Solaris9 for 
> file sharing.
> When  one of the macs opens a file (tex illustrator doc) then that file 
> remains locked even when the user has closed the doc.
> When somebody else opens the file it becomes readonly. The file remains 
> listed as rdonly under swat even when the person has logged out..
> The only way for me to fix this is to restart Samba.
> Is there anyway I can resolve this issure?

You're certain logging off or shutting down the Mac doesn't relase the
lock.  We've seen where closing an application on the Mac doesn't end
the task - it just background it,  and in some circumstances the
application retains file handles.

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