[Samba] Question about Posix Locking and Windows XP/SP3 clients

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Nov 19 06:06:21 MST 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 07:48:19AM -0500, John_DeBella at notes.teradyne.com wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> Thanks for the response. To clarify, we are not re-exporting via NFS but
> via Samba. We've run in this mode for several years, (samba server mounting
> home dirs via automounter over NFS and sharing via Samba), without issues.
> However, we had been running with much earlier releases of Samba on
> Solaris, 2.2.7a. We just started seeing this behavior since upgrading to a
> later version on RedHat about 2 weeks ago. Interestingly, when comparing
> the options between the older version of Samba to the current we see that
> "posix locking" is enabled on the older version. Was it not working in
> older releases?
> We're doing this mainly because we have multiple filers and having one
> "server" for the users to access their home directories from is ideal.

You might try the latest Samba under Solaris. You did not
only change Samba, you also changed the NFS client. This is
in my experience the weakest component.

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