[Samba] Excel files Locking up problem

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Apr 4 17:04:11 GMT 2005

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 11:30:29AM +0800, Adrian Chow wrote:
> Hi,
> My samba is 3.0.13 version.
> I got a funny problem.  UserA logs on to a shared (all users can read/write/execute rights)  drive and opens an excel file.  UserA closes the file or modifies it.  When UserA reopens the file in 5 secs or less, the file seems to be lock by the computer that UserA is on!  When UserA had closed the file, UserB on another computer tries to open the file and it says it is locked by UserA.
> There is no way to release it unless to wait or restart samba.  Any ideas what I should do?  They are using Windows XP SP2.  Some other users are using Windows 2000.  Does Norton AntiVirus play a part?
> Any ideas how to solve this?

Try setting "dos filetimes = yes" on that share. I've made this the
default for the next release.


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