[Samba] Re.: Strange Samba Problem

Reimar Bauer R.Bauer at fz-juelich.de
Fri Mar 11 18:27:54 GMT 2005

We do have exactly the same problem. Is this already solved?


>Running SuSE 9.2. This problem happens with both the SuSE-supplied Samba on 
>the DVD, as well as the SuSE update rpms to 3.0.9. We even removed all the 
>*.tdb files and recreated the installation from scratch, as always carefully 
>following the steps in S3BE. FWIW, this same config worked previously on this 
>and earlier systems; we did not change anything on this system (other than 
>applying YOU patches), and since we fire the Windows VM infrequently, we 
>can't correlate when this problem started with any specific YOU patches..

>Basically, we use Samba on a host to make printers and shares available to 
>Windows running on the same host in a VMware VM. We don't want anyone else on 
>the LAN to see shares on this host.

>The problem manifests itself in several ways: 

>1. MS Office applications complain a file is either locked by another user 
>can be opened read-only, or that a file no longer exists.

>2. Using the MS Explorer window to CTRL-C and CTRL-V a file in the same 
>generates no errors, but the copied file has a file size of 0 bytes.

>3. RMB'ing in the MS Explorer window to choose Create New > Folder winds up 
>creating the New Folder correctly, but generating a dialog box that reads: 
>"Unable to create the folder "New Folder." Cannot create a file when that 
>file already exists."

>I've run a level 10 debug and didn't see anything intuitively obvious, but 
>not a Samba developer!  :-)  Here's smb.conf below. Any ideas? Things to try? 
>Printing works fine BTW, if that's helpful.

Forschungszentrum Juelich
email: R.Bauer at fz-juelich.de
a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Juelich

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