[Samba] File Creation Error on an SMB Volume

Toby Schaefer toby-list at mail.nixa.k12.mo.us
Mon Nov 29 16:45:25 GMT 2004

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Behalf Of Matthias Heckmann
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 10:44 AM
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Subject: [Samba] File Creation Error on an SMB Volume

Hi folks,
My SMB server is a Helios Ethershare 3.1 on a Tru64 Alpha machine.
We are now integrating more and more gentoo-Linux Servers. These are the
SMB Clients. 

On Obelix (one of our gentoo-Servers) I can mount the SMB Volume from the
Ethershare Server.
obelix nc4smb # whoami
obelix # mount -t smbfs -o username=m.heckmann //

i can also:
obelix # cd /mnt/nc4smb
obelix nc4smb # ls -al
total 44
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  4096 Nov 23 10:20 .
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root   144 Nov 23 10:19 ..
-rwxr--r--  1 root root 20183 Oct  6 14:32 excuses
-rwxr--r--  1 root root  5011 Apr 15  2002 java.jpg
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  4096 Nov 23 10:32 layouts
-rwxr--r--  1 root root    99 Nov 23  2004 todo.txt
-rwxr--r--  1 root root 10560 Nov 16  2001 tomcatlogo.jpg
obelix nc4smb # cat todo.txt
- hover the garden
- make sandwich
- brush my teeth
- kidnap my neighbours dog

obelix nc4smb # echo "- grease my bikes chain" >> todo.txt 
obelix nc4smb # cat todo.txt 
- hover the garden
- make sandwich
- brush my teeth
- kidnap my neighbours dog
- grease my bikes chainobelix nc4smb # 

obelix nc4smb # echo "i want to create a file" > new.txt
-bash: new.txt: Input/output error

obelix nc4smb # cp /tmp/cptofile.txt /mnt/nc4smb/
cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/nc4smb/cptofile.txt': Input/output

So you see the problem. 
Can mount, can read can write to an existing file.
But _Cant_ create a file.
By the way: On the Helios Ethershare Server i did:
chmod -R 777 /data/MIB_Pat_01 (which is the smb share)
but the ls -al on obelix shows "-rwxr--r--"

further Infos:
obelix nc4smb # uname -a 
Linux obelix 2.6.9-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Wed Nov 3 15:27:32 CET 2004 i686
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.06GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

obelix nc4smb # smbstatus 
Samba version 3.0.7

obelix nc4smb # cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
workgroup = ncag 
server string = ""
show add printer wizard = no
local master = no
domain master = no
preferred master = no
os level = 0


My Windoze has no problem with this share, everything works fine.
Tell me what additional infos you need to get along the problem.
I have everything. Debug outputs, ethereal caps (window$ connect,create.
successing. / linux mount,create. failing. ).
Thanks for your help, in advance.
I would really welcome a solution for this.
It is a crucial criterion for the future of LiNUX in our company. ;-)
Matthias Heckmann

Matthias Heckmann
n c ag 
In der Luberzen 25 
8902 Urdorf 
t:        +41 1 735 38 38 
t dir:    +41 1 735 38 10  
Web:          www.ncag.ch 
E-mail:m.heckmann at ncag.ch 

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Unfortunetely, I can not say that I have found the solution to this problem
yet, but I can say that I am experiencing it over multiple samba versions
(including RPMs) on Tao Linux 1.0u3 (RHEL3 clone). I'd add more information,
but Mr. Heckmann did a very through job of explaining the problem in detail.
I am currently having the problem with samba-3.0.7-1.3E.1; however, it has
happened for 3 or 4 RPM updates (and reinstalls) as well as custom compiled
versions as well... All the exact same problems.  Any help would be

Toby Schaefer

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