[Samba] Visual Basic 6 file access to samba server Samba version 3.4.7 and Samba version 4.1.4 in Windows 8

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jun 4 15:59:50 MDT 2014

On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 04:56:59PM -0400, Larry DiBona wrote:
> Folks,
> Starting here with a file access question regarding Visual Basic 6
> to Samba servers either 3.4.7  or  version 4.1.4 under Ubuntu.  Just
> want to see if anyone out there has seen something similar. There
> doesn't seem to be any info on this on the web.  I know it's VB 6,
> but it's a legacy system that won't be updated.  Microsoft will
> support VB 6 until 2024
> Not needing help with VB, but trying to access a file
> programmatically from within VB 6 running on Windows 8.1 to a Samba
> share results in a "Cannot open file -- runtime error".  The code
> runs fine under Windows 7 to the same servers.
> I am using Webmin to manage the Samba servers.  The permissions are
> set to allow anyone read/write access and otherwise they work great
> with any version of Windows, mapping drives, seeing files,
> accessing, deleting, etc. Is there some kind of obscure
> compatibility problems with Windows 8-8.1 accessing Samba shares
> that may only show up in older programs like VB 6.  Maybe someone
> has seen this, but I doubt it.

Nope, not a problem we're aware of. Can you log
a bug and upload log files/wireshark capture
traces so we can track it down ?



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