[Samba] Windows 98 caching too much

Daniel O'Connor darius at dons.net.au
Fri Feb 23 03:51:19 GMT 2007

We have an old Win98 box at work that is used for programming GALs and 
EEPROMs, however we find that if the file is modified on the Unix side the 
Win98 box doesn't notice. This is rather annoying when you are iterating a 
design as you can imagine!

One work around is to open a DOS box and 'type' the file - this seems to force 
it to re-get the file.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how I could force it to not cache? File 
performance is not an issue on the Win98 box as all it is used for is 
GAL/EEPROM programming.


smb.conf is as follows..
        workgroup = GENESIS
        server string = Cain
        hostname lookups = yes
        security = user
        encrypt passwords = yes
        null passwords = yes
        csc policy = documents
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        log level = 2
        max log size = 50
        wins support = Yes
        load printers = Yes
        use client driver = Yes
        os level = 65
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        dns proxy = yes
        dos filemode = yes
        nt acl support = no
        time server = yes
        dos filetimes = yes
        dos filetime resolution = yes
        fstype = FAT
        fam change notify = no

        comment = Project source code
        path = /usr/local/Genesis/work
        writeable = Yes
        guest ok = Yes
        force create mode = 0775
        force directory mode = 0775

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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