[Samba] Only one person can use a file at a time problem

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Mon Apr 18 16:27:24 GMT 2005

piersk at bda.org.uk schrieb:

>Hello all,
>Migrated a Windows 2000 server to Debian Sarge with Samba (3.0.10).  Works
>nicely.  But apparently there's a Microsoft Access database on this
>specific server that people have been using - apparently one of them add
>in information in the database, while the rest access the same database to
>read it only - apparently people can do that on the old server - i.e. one
>person opens it, the rest can open a "read only" copy of it fine.
>But now that Samba is serving up the file, only one person can open the
>database at a time - the rest gets an "Unable to lock file" error message
>- I assume this is because Samba only allows one person to use the file at
>a time and blocks other people to open the database as read only - how to
>allow Samba to give access to this specific file but read only?
>Thanks very much for your help in advance!
>Cheers - Piers
hi ,
as far i remember there is something written about it in the samba faqs

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