[Samba] Using Samba and Rational ClearCase Tools

Sharpe, Annik A annik.a.sharpe at boeing.com
Tue Jun 1 17:02:17 GMT 2004

Hi Eric,
Thanks for your help. We actually figured out our problem. We had a variable set to "Read Only" which was preventing us from getting to our data.

Thanks again for your help and prompt response!


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Boehm [mailto:boehm at nortelnetworks.com]
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 6:06 PM
To: Sharpe, Annik A
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Using Samba and Rational ClearCase Tools

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 04:59:05PM -0400, Sharpe, Annik A wrote:
>>>>> "April" == Sharpe, Annik A <annik.a.sharpe at boeing.com> writes:

    April> Hello, We are using Samba to connect our ClearCase server
    April> to the Windows environment. Our original configuration was
    April> one server hosting all our VOBs and Views. We have Samba
    April> configured to allow mapping of shares to our ClearCase
    April> Windows Clients. Everything was working fine. Now we have
    April> set up a second server to host all our Views separate from
    April> the VOBs. So we have a View server and a separate VOB
    April> separate. When we setup the View server we installed Samba
    April> on that server, copied the config file from the original
    April> setup to the new server and the only configuration change
    April> made was in the Global parameters, the NetBios Name to be
    April> the new server name.

    April> We are able to map a network drive to our new server. We
    April> are able to create a View on the UNIX server, region
    April> synchronize on the Win Client side and mount a VOB. However
    April> when we try to create a new file we get a window stating
    April> "Access Denied." If we try to check out an existing file we
    April> get an "Error checking out {filename}. Unable to update
    April> view {viewname}: Permission Denied. Unable to check out
    April> {filename}."

    April> We are able to complete all these steps within the UNIX
    April> environment, we are only having problems from the Windows
    April> environment and so we are assuming it has to do with our
    April> Samba configuration.

This is usually caused by a permission problem.

Did you copy username.map from the VOB server to the View server?

What are the exact details in the view_log on the client?
Is there anything in the error_log?

What is the ALBD Account? Is there a corresponding UNIX account?

Do you realize that performance of views through Samba will probably
be 50-200+% worse than a local view?

If you increase the Samba debug level to 3 and repeat the operation,
what is in the Samba log?

Do you have 'log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m' in your smb.conf?
This will make it easier to debug.

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