[Samba] XP SP3 and posix locking

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Fri Jun 6 12:29:07 GMT 2008


Im running XP SP3 here on samba 2.0.24 and 2.0.28 and no problems here.


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>Dirk Kastens
>Verzonden: vrijdag 6 juni 2008 13:43
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] XP SP3 and posix locking
>the home directories of our users are NFS-mounted from a 
>NetApp filer to 
>our samba server. Everthing was fine until the users installed the 
>service pack 3 for Windows XP on the client machines. Suddenly it was 
>impossible to write MS Office files on the samba share. Word or Excel 
>documents could only be opened in read-only mode. After de-installing 
>SP3 everything worked well again.
>I found out that setting the samba option "posix locking = No" 
>the problem. The manual page of smb.conf says: "You should 
>never need to 
>disable this parameter." So I think this is only a temporary solution. 
>Microsoft must have changed something regarding the locking mechanism 
>inside the service pack.
>Any ideas?
>Our samba environment:
>Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Tikanga)
>Kernel 2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
>Samba 3.0.30
>Dirk Kastens
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