[Samba] 'document has been locked for editing by another user' - medium latency / limited bw connection issues?

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Fri Mar 21 01:15:57 MDT 2014

Set the sticky bit for user or group and it will work

EDV Daniel Müller

Leitung EDV
Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus
Paul-Lechler-Str. 24
72076 Tübingen 
Tel.: 07071/206-463, Fax: 07071/206-499
eMail: mueller at tropenklinik.de
Internet: www.tropenklinik.de 

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von Thomas Schulz
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 20. März 2014 16:15
An: elv_matth.mueller at web.de; samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] 'document has been locked for editing by another user'
- medium latency / limited bw connection issues?

> Am Montag 17 M=C3=A4rz 2014 schrieb Bram Matthys:
> > Hi,
> >=20
> > I hope some of you have been in a similar situation and can shed 
> >some  light on this:
> We have a similar situation here in the company.
> > I have a VPN connection to a Samba 4.1.4 server and when I use Word 
> > 2010
> We have normal LAN and users are sometimes changing some config files 
> of=20 the CAD system. That means changing plain text files with either 
> Notepad,=20
> Notepad++, gvim or Wordpad. The user can open the file but is not able 
> Notepad++to=20
> save a changed file.
> > on a W7 client to open an existing file I often get the following
> also W7 clients running the CAD system and the editors for changing
> > error: "document.docx has been locked for editing by another user."
> Similar message
> If the user creates the file new than he can save it. But if any user 
> in=20 the same UNIX primary group changed the file, the original 
> creator is not=20 able to edit the same file any more. Nor is he able 
> to remove or copy the=20 files. He can create new files and then he is 
> able to do everything=20 (delete, copying, editing).=20
> The share that stores the files is on the AIX machine. When the user 
> logs=20 into this machine he can do whatever he wants with the files 
> according to=20 the UNIX file permissions. Even another user has 
> changed this file he still= =20 can edit the original file, which is 
> not possible when this is done on the= =20 Windos client.=20
> Samba version 3.5.14
> OS of the samba server: AIX
> OS of client: Windows 7=20

I can't say anything about the first mail, but I have an idea about the
second mail. I assume that you have directories/folders that have the group
permission set to include write. Try adding

inherit permissions = yes

to the share definition in your smb.conf file.

Tom Schulz
Applied Dynamics Intl.
schulz at adi.com
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