[Samba] nmbd keeping old data

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Sat Jan 31 05:52:00 MST 2015

Hello Thomas,

Am 29.01.2015 um 18:12 schrieb Thomas Schulz:
> We have a build system that runs on our Solaris machines where the final
> files are copied into a distribution directory after being built. Note
> that copying a new file on top of an old one does not change the file ID.
> PC users sometimes will see the file as having the date as it was before
> the updated file was copied into place.
> For users running Windows XP, they do get the new contents. For users
> running Windows 7, they may well get the old contents as Windows 7
> will cache recently accessed files and not re-transfer them if the date
> has not changed.
> I have tried touching the containing directory and touching the file to
> update the dates again, but the PCs contunue to see the old dates. If
> I delete the file and then copy it back in again then the PCs finally
> see the new file correctly.
> Am I correct in thinking that nmbd is sometimes caching old information
> and refusing to update it's view of things? Are there any settings that
> affect how nmbd may cache data?

I'm not sure, why nmbd should have anything to do with this?! It does
name resolution. https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages/nmbd.8.html

Your problem sounds like a Windows caching problem:


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