[Samba] Strange Samba Problem

L. Mark Stone lmstone at rnome.com
Sat Dec 11 15:43:34 GMT 2004

Running SuSE 9.2. This problem happens with both the SuSE-supplied Samba on 
the DVD, as well as the SuSE update rpms to 3.0.9. We even removed all the 
*.tdb files and recreated the installation from scratch, as always carefully 
following the steps in S3BE. FWIW, this same config worked previously on this 
and earlier systems; we did not change anything on this system (other than 
applying YOU patches), and since we fire the Windows VM infrequently, we 
can't correlate when this problem started with any specific YOU patches..

Basically, we use Samba on a host to make printers and shares available to 
Windows running on the same host in a VMware VM. We don't want anyone else on 
the LAN to see shares on this host.

The problem manifests itself in several ways: 

1. MS Office applications complain a file is either locked by another user and 
can be opened read-only, or that a file no longer exists.

2. Using the MS Explorer window to CTRL-C and CTRL-V a file in the same folder 
generates no errors, but the copied file has a file size of 0 bytes.

3. RMB'ing in the MS Explorer window to choose Create New > Folder winds up 
creating the New Folder correctly, but generating a dialog box that reads: 
"Unable to create the folder "New Folder." Cannot create a file when that 
file already exists."

I've run a level 10 debug and didn't see anything intuitively obvious, but I'm 
not a Samba developer!  :-)  Here's smb.conf below. Any ideas? Things to try? 
Printing works fine BTW, if that's helpful.

# smb.conf file.  Created By L. Mark Stone for SuSE 9.2 installation.
# Version 1.0 - Migrated from SuSE 8.2 version in use.

	workgroup = RNOME
	printing = cups
	printcap name = cups
	printcap cache time = 750
	printer admin = @ntadmin, root, administrator
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	use sendfile = no
	large readwrite = no
	log level = 10
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m
	max log size = 50
	interfaces = vmnet8
	bind interfaces only = yes

#	comment = Home Directories
#	valid users = %S
#	browseable = no
#	read only = no
#	inherit acls = yes

	comment = PDF creator
	path = /var/tmp
	printable = yes
	print command = /usr/bin/smbprngenpdf -J '%J' -c %c -s %s -u '%u' -z %z
	create mask = 0600

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/tmp
	printable = yes
	create mask = 0600
	browseable = no

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
	write list = @ntadmin root
	force group = ntadmin
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775

	comment = Data Directory
	path = /home/data/
	public = yes
	force user = lmstone
	force group = users
	inherit permissions = yes
	writeable = yes
	oplocks = no
	level2 oplocks = no

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