[Samba] Disable timestamp change on file access?

Remco Barendse samba at vaag.nu
Tue Feb 10 12:53:45 GMT 2004

I have samba on ext2, the clients are running windows.

Normaly the date in windows show the last date/time a file was written to 
but now it show just the last time when the file was accessed.

I remember reading about this problem/feature somewhere but am not 
completely sure whether it is something that must be disabled in Samba or 
as a mount option for the file system. I assume it's Samba because 
otherwise I would see the date change too when accessing a file from 

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Holger Krull wrote:

> Remco Barendse schrieb:
> Don't know if i understand your problem. I have samba on reiserfs here 
> and it keeps different timestamps for changed and for access. Are you 
> sure you are look at the right entry?
> Are you using Windows or Unix to look at the file dates?
> > Hi list!
> > 
> > Is it possible to prevent Samba from modifying the changed time stamp? Now 
> > the time stamp is reset every time a file is accessed, even if there are 
> > no changes to it.
> > 
> > I would just like it to show when the file was written to or changed, not 
> > accessed!
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 

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