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SAMBA and Win2k revisited

I'm having issues with SAMBA on a RedHat 7.2 and my win 2k machine.  I have the shares setup so that browsing works from the 2k machine, and I can read and copy everything from the SAMBA share to the windows box.  But when I copy a file from the wndows machine to the share I get this error on the windows box:

Sharing violation. File may be in use.

Or something like that.  I made that sure I'm not using the file on the windows machine and I can copy the file elswhere.  Also I checked the conf file for SAMBA and I made sure that read only is no, etc . . .  
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spcmnspffAuthor Commented:
Oops! Double Post please ignore . . .
This may be overly simplified but have you checked the UNIX permissions on the directory from which you are sharing via SAMBA?  What I mean is to check the permissions from the UNIX perspective (not the Windows perspective).  I have had that error message come up on Windows when my UNIX permissions didn't allow access to anyone, much less SAMBA.

Hope this helps.

In addition, it seems that the directories which are shared via SAMBA have the read and execute bits set on the UNIX end...  In other words.

chmod -R 555 /dir/shared/via/samba

or whatever your directory is called...

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spcmnspffAuthor Commented:
The only way I seem to get SAMBA working is to
chmod 777 /home/shared in samba.conf, I set up share mode access and I allow a guest user to read and write to the share.  Basically a wide open share.  This isn't a big deal on my home lan behind an ipchains firewall.  But still, I would like to be able to learn how to make things more secure. I've tried user mode with mappings from windows users to unix users and domain mode pointing to my NT4 PDC while adding the SAMBA pc to my domain.  Nothing has worked.  I even tried switching encryption on and off in SAMBA to no avail.  It seems that SAMBA authentication issues can be really frustrating.

I suppose I would have to see your smb.conf file to give more feedback.  

spcmnspffAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'm not home at the moment. I'll send it to you tonight.
I don't know if this question was ever answered for spcmnsspff, however I was having similar problems. I was working with mp3's, and quite often when I tried to copy or rename (from my w2k box) a file/directory on the samba share I would get sharing violations.

Tthe fix: Turn off "enable web content in folders" in the Tools/Folder Options menu. My best guess is that windows was trying to load some portion of the file in the background to display a thumbnail of it and thus I was getting the sharing violations.

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