[Samba] Problem: Reading files which are still written...

Markus Bartsch xbma at post.webinit.de
Wed Jun 18 07:01:25 MDT 2014

Am 17.06.2014 12:54, schrieb steve:
> On Mon, 2014-06-16 at 20:53 +0200, Markus Bartsch wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've just upgraded my vdr to Ubuntu 14.04 and now i have Samba 4.
>> On my Windows-machine i can no longer watch videos which are still
>> recording... (with VLC)
>> On samba 3 this was no problem, but on samba 4 the playback always
>> stopps at the point which was the actual filelength wenn i started the
>> playback.
>> I also mounted the video directory to an other linux machine via nfs and
>> shared it there with samba3. This works like ever...
>> i've also downgraded to samba 3 and everything is fine again...
>> I have got no idea whats going wrong there...
>> markus
> That sounds really annoying. When you did the 14.04 upgrade, were there
> any changes made to smb.conf? Maybe if you could post the current
> smb.conf that doesn't work we could spot something.
> Cheers,
> Steve
Acctually i did a clean new-installation,
but i was testing for serveral weeks now,
and now i did a downgrade and everything works again...
i dont even exactly know how to describe whats going wrong..
just timshifting does not work...

my config has no special tings in it..:
no users , no rights, just a fileserver....
this config works with 3.6 and samba 4 but only with 3.6 i can read 
unfinished files to the end...


    socket options=SO_RCVBUF=131072 SO_SNDBUF=131072 TCP_NODELAY
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 1000
    syslog = 0
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    server role = standalone server
    passdb backend = tdbsam
    obey pam restrictions = yes
    unix password sync = yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    pam password change = yes
    map to guest = bad user
    usershare allow guests = yes
    load printers = no
    show add printer wizard = no
    disable spoolss = yes
         comment = Video
         path = /data/video
         create mode = 0644
         browseable = yes
         read only = no
         public = yes
       	force user = vdr

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