[Samba] W2k client using "synchronize" on a samba configured RH Linux 9 file server ...

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Thu Jan 15 14:19:43 GMT 2004

Mogens Kjaer wrote:
> Krister Ripstrand wrote on December 16, 2003:
>> ... does not work.
>> I use the W2k  functionality "synchronize" on my laptop to have 
>> up2date synchronized copies of  my files both at the laptop and the 
>> file server.
>> The file server is a P 200 MHz running RH Linux 9.
>> When on-line the synchronization of files works, except for my swedish 
>> letters "åäö". However when off-line working with my files, then 
>> reconnecting to the network and issuing a synchronization it fails. 
>> The updating of the files on the server fails.
>> Am I doing something wrong here or is the SMB protocol used by samba 
>> not up2date to support this W2k functionality?
>> My samba version is 3.0.0-2
> Did you ever find a solution to the problem of synchronization not
> working?
> I'm having the same problem here, with w2k clients and
> a server running redhat 9 and rh's samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0.
> The file system is ext3.
>  From the logfile, it looks like W2K is creating a temporary
> file for the file being synchronized, and it tries to
> set some permissions for this file. This fails. Snip
> from the logfile:
> Is there any solution to this problem that doesn't involve
> changing the file system or running samba-3 (we are not
> quite ready for this yet)?

Hm, installing samba-2.2.7-3.7.3.i386.rpm from
the RedHat 7.3 updates on a RedHat 9 machine seems to fix this problem.

- I just wonder if this would break something else, before I put
this on our production server...


Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark
Phone: +45 33 27 53 25, Fax: +45 33 27 47 08
Email: mk at crc.dk Homepage: http://www.crc.dk

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