[Samba] Windows 98 caching too much

Alex Satrapa alex.satrapa at apf.edu.au
Fri Feb 23 04:21:35 GMT 2007

On 23/02/2007, at 14:51 , Daniel O'Connor wrote:

> 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!

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

What happens if you add the following parameter to the [projects]  
share decription:

    oplocks = no

This should make Samba tell the client (your Win98 box) that it  
should not attempt to cache the content of files.

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