[Samba] Unable to save MS Word documents with 3.5.x

Roel van Meer rolek at bokxing.nl
Wed Jun 2 03:14:07 MDT 2010

Hi list,

recently I upgraded about 20 of our samba servers from 3.3.7 to 3.5.[23]. 
Since then I have had two reports of people intermittently unable to save 
microsoft Word documents.
I haven't been able to look at it thoroughly, since these issues were 
immediately resolved by downgrading to 3.4.8. I also haven't been able to 
reproduce it in our test lab yet, so I cannot provide any specifics yet.

However, the two customers with this problem both used samba in a particular 
One of them uses a MS Terminal server in the samba domain, so all 
connections to samba come from the same IP address. The other uses normal 
WinXP clients, but they all use the same username/password to connect to the 
samba shares.

While I try to find what is happening here, I thought I'd just ask: is this 
something that rings a bell, anyone?



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