[Samba] File Change notification in Samba

Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com
Mon Jun 30 08:32:03 GMT 2008

        How can i see this working. I tried sharing a text file in 
samba..Opened it from windows machine and then changed it on my samba 
linux machine..i was not able to se any change refleted to my opened txt 
file window.. If i close it , refresh and then open i can c the changes.
let me know how can i make it work? 
Thanks for your response.

Prateek Mathur
Software Engineer
Product Engg. Services (PES) Group,

Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> 
06/30/2008 01:02 PM
Please respond to
Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE

Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com
samba at lists.samba.org
Re: [Samba] File Change notification in Samba

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:06:02PM +0530, Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com 
>         I wanted to know is Samba able to notify any changes made to the 

> shared directory or files to the clients instantly or not?
> If I change/edit the file in a shared path and some clients are viewing 
> that file will the changes get reflected to them instantly without doing 
> to refresh by the clients. 
> I came across sumthing called  CHANGE NOTIFY in samba configuration 
> parameters but i m not sure how to make use of it as it is set to YES by 

> default.
> Any help in this area as to how we can enable change notification in 
> will be extremely useful.

In recent Samba versions it should work fine. If it does not
work with 3.0.28a or later, please tell us.

But please be aware that recent Windows client seem to have
a caching policy that goes beyond notify, so that although
Samba sends notifications Windows would not update the
explorer Window. Someone on this list could reproduce it
against a Windows server as well.

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