[Samba] hp-ux samba windows client fails to delete directory

Kumar, Arjit (SSTO) arjit.kumar at hpe.com
Wed Nov 20 09:12:58 UTC 2019

Hi Team,

I have configured samba 4.9.0 as PDC on hp-ux.


1.      Configure samba as PDC(smb.conf file is attached) and start smbd and nmbd daemons.

2.      Map samba share on 2 Windows PC#1 and PC#2 with same credentials created by pdbedit -a  command

3.      Windows PC#1 creates two directories, \FOLDER_A\FOLDER_B in the Samba share

4.      Change directory to \

5.      Windows PC#2 changes from a current directory to \FOLDER_A\FOLDER_B (i.e., user on PC#2 is accessing FOLDER_B under FOLDER_A and session is active)

6.      Windows PC#1 tries to delete \FOLDER_A

Sometimes, \FOLDER_A\FOLDER_B gets deleted but not \FOLDER_A.

7.      Same behavior is seen when doing those operations using smbclient on HP-UX

NOTE: If no user is accessing FOLDER_B, removal of FOLDER_A is successful.

Can you please let us know possible reason for directory not getting deleted.


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