[Samba] Common MS Office and samba file share issue

Kevin Bedford kevin at sepit.com.au
Wed Jul 9 00:32:36 GMT 2008

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 10:14:23AM +1000, Kevin Bedford wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> There are many posts on many lists about this issue but no definitive 
>> answers.
>> For me the issue came up with a new server running CentOS 5 + samba 
>> 3.0.35c + openldap.
>> The recent postings I've seen always seem to have either RHEL 5 or 
>> CentOS 5 in common with the provided 2.6.18 kernel.
>> The issue is .doc or .xls files saving and then producing an error about 
>> not being able to open the file for writing.  Then it claims the file is 
>> locked by the user who just saved the file.  It even occurs in users own 
>> home directories where no one else could have opened the file
>> I've tried disabling kernel locks, oplocks, level2 oplocks, create mode 
>> =0660 and
>> SO_SNDBUF=8192
>> All of which have been listed somewhere as fixes but do not help.  I've 
>> been searching for a solution for nearly two months now.
>> Can someone please tell me what it is????
> Are you using ACLs on the drive ? If so, this is a bug with ACL
> inheritance I've fixed for 3.0.30. Thanks
> Jeremy.

Thanks Jeremy,

Not intentionally mostly because I don't know how but I guess upgrading 
to 3.0.30 would fix it either way.

Can you suggest a good source of info on the ACLs with Samba topic?

Thanks again


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