[Samba] smbfs pc-netlink problem

Rob Brenart (TT) Rob.Brenart at tradingtechnologies.com
Wed Jan 12 20:22:37 GMT 2005

(Sorry Guenther, I accidentally replied to you personally early, my mistake)

Adding the oldattr option did not work, adding the oldattr option and
removing user from my fstab did do the trick.

Thank you so much!

-----Original Message-----
From: Guenther Deschner [mailto:gd at samba.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:46 PM
To: Rob Brenart (TT)
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] smbfs pc-netlink problem

Hi Rob,

On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 01:12:15PM -0600, Rob Brenart (TT) wrote:
> I posted basically this problem yesterday with no response, but I have
> new information so here's a rego.
> I mount a solaris box which is sharing files with pc-netlink
> I use the following line in my fstab
> //machinename/Share /mnt/machinename/share smbfs
> credentials=/etc/fstabpwds/username,ro,user 0 0
> And it mounts fine, I can access all the directories, and most of the
> Some of the files however are problematic. Namely, I can't copy them or
> them or use them in anyway. If I try to cp them, the process never ends
> the resulting file grows until it takes up all the space on the
> drive.

This is a known issue. You can workaround it by using with the
(undocumented) "oldattr" option. Please give use feedback if it that helps
for you.


Guenther Deschner                                               Samba Team
SerNet GmbH - Goettingen                                      gd at samba,org
gd at sernet.de

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