[ILUG] mere samba&access horror
westk at nicanor.acu.edu
Wed Sep 6 00:13:40 IST 2000
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > Thanks the responses to everyone who helped me to solve the mapping
> > problem. But this Access stuff sucks ! I'm going mad. When I want to
> > access the databases stored on the server frm more then one client it
> > rejects to map the drive and the access program gives me the "Runtime
> > error" message.
> Huh? Access doesn't "map drives". Windows Explorer or the 'net use'
> command map drives.
> > The dialog box says that the file is in use so it can't
> > open or do anything with it.
> Access needs to create a .ldb file alongside the .mdb for locking
> info. Make sure that the access permissions and file modes
> allow this. Use smbstatus to make sure that the connection is
> being made with the user account that you expect.
> > It seems to me that the Samba locks the file
> > (or the client program wants to do it and Samba allows this *******
> > behaviour). How can I resolove this. Either to reject the locking or not
> > to lock the files natively. Any help appriciated. SOS !
> It's been a while since I looked at the Samba docs, but a few years
> ago there was a portion of the Readme (or install, or bugs, or
> something) that dealt specifically with MS Access. Grep for it.
I had a similar problem when trying to keep an ACT!2000 database
(Access-based, I think) on a Samba server. Whenever one user would
access the database, some of the files would revert to his ownership,
locking out other users. The solution was to modify smb.conf so that the
files always belonged to a specific user/group. I don't have the
specific entries at the moment, but maybe that'll give you a direction
kent.west at infotech.acu.edu
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