[Samba] Issue with reshare shares

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Sun Oct 2 03:25:28 MDT 2011

From: Freaky <freaky at bananateam.nl>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:27:54 +0200

> we have a customer with some old Windows 98 stuff. The
> network has been migrated to a 2008 domain and Windows 98 won't
> authenticate (and thus can not access shares, also all computer names
> (DC's / fileservers) are longer than 8 characters). 
> Figured I would
> mount the shares on the fileservers on a linux box (ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64
> bit server) and then export them again through Samba. 
> this seemed to operate fine, unfortunately it does not. Several piece of
> ancient software (that'll cost several millions to replace :() use an
> access database (.mdb file). When accessed through the linux share and
> anything else writes to it at the same time (be it going directly to the
> share or through the linux box resharing them (not all boxes accessing
> it run 98, there's also NT4, 2000 and XP boxes which all can connect to
> the shares directly w/o issues)) the database will get corrupted. 

Though I can not examine in my environment now, the following settings
may help you...

>  strict allocate = No
>  strict sync = No
>  sync always = No
>  strict locking = Auto

Set them to yes.

>  oplocks = Yes
>  level2 oplocks = Yes

Set them to no.

>  allocation roundup size = 1048576

Set it to 0.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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