[CentOS] CentOS5 and samba

Mon Apr 19 11:36:04 UTC 2010
lhecking at users.sourceforge.net <lhecking at users.sourceforge.net>

Daniel Bird writes:
> However, at the risk of being a pedant, that doesn't give us a 
> explanation as to why the same setup on  CentOS & RHEL resulted in the 
> behavior we experienced. NFS mounts are surely not that uncommon on 
> samba servers and one would expect the locking mechanisms to cope with 
> that scenario. It surely does on our old Solaris box. We will be 
> investiaging this further since our migration is going to take a couple 
> of months and like JD pointed out in a previous post the no locking 
> option shouldn't be needed.
 I found these
 and we're in the situation described (NetApp filer with no CIFS license).

 Investigating one of our sites with a working CentOS5 samba server shows
 that they indeed have "posix locking = no" in smb.conf.

 The bit that is still unclear to me, however, is that RH apply this to all
 of RHEL3,4,5, whereas we don't see this problem under RHEL3.

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