[Samba] [Fwd: File Locking and Permissions Issue]

Jack Lauman jlauman at nwcascades.com
Wed May 14 22:30:54 GMT 2008

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Subject: File Locking and Permissions Issue
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:10:28 -0700
From: Jack Lauman <jlauman at nwcascades.com>
Organization: nwcascades.com
To: mailto:samba at lists.samba.org

I'm trying to get Lacerte 2007 Tax Accounting software working on a
Samba v3.0.28a based server.  When one user is logged in it works fine.
   When two or more users are accessing the database files it slows to a

Lacerte's tech support personnel set up an identical scenereo in their
lab.  Here's what the found:

I compared the open files with one computer in Lacerte vs. two
computers in Lacerte and noticed one thing peculiar: when one computer
is using Lacerte, all files are opened with exclusive+batch oplocks
including Data1i07.dbf, however when 2 computers are running Lacerte, a
few files open without oplocks, notably data1i07.dbf.  I have also
attached a copy of my smbstatus output (put into an Excel spreadsheet,
computer 1 highlighted in yellow, computer 2 in blue.)  This seems to be
the same way it was working on your server.

One more thing to note - I was logged in as the same user on both
workstations - if you can try that configuration and it works, that
might clue us in to some kind of permissions issue.

I've attached both files to this message.  Any help in resolving this
matter would be greatly appreciated.


Jack Lauman

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	server string = Linux Samba Server V %v
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
	interfaces = eth0
	bind interfaces only = yes
   security = user
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	time server = yes
	os level = 65
	preferred master = yes
	domain master = yes
	local master = yes
	guest account = smbuser
	printcap name = cups
	printing = cups 
	wins support = yes
	use client driver = yes
	encrypt passwords = yes
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
   idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
   template shell = /bin/false
   winbind use default domain = no
	browsable = no
	writable = yes
	comment = Lacerte Server
	path = /home/arends/intuit
	read only = no
	guest ok = yes

	comment = Public file access
	path = /home/public
	read only = no
	create mask = 2775
	directory mask = 0775
	guest ok = yes
	comment = WWW
	path = /var/www/html
	valid users = arends
	read only = no 
	printer = raw
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	guest ok = yes
	public = yes	
	writable = yes
	printable = yes
	browseable = yes
	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /etc/samba/printer
	guest ok = no
	broweseable = yes
	read only = yes
	write list = arends,gijane,root

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