[Samba] XP SP3 and posix locking
awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Fri Jun 6 19:31:39 GMT 2008
i've had a similar problem for weeks/months now with microsoft word 2003
saying files are read-only, even when the file permissions are 777. i
was google searching which said the problem is due to windows desktop
search. i uninstalled that but that didn't completely fix it. i'll try
posix locking = no
Dirk Kastens wrote:
> 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"
> resolves 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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