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

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Fri Jan 16 12:28:45 GMT 2004

Mogens Kjaer wrote:
> 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...

I found another solution:

Rebuild the samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0.i386.rpm without ACL support.

I've put the patched rpm's at ftp://ftp.crc.dk/pub/samba/noacl


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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