The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 3197
StarOffice file locking over network
Last modified: 2005-11-22 09:06:25 UTC
This problem has not been adressed and seriously needs to be.
Linux RedHat 7.1 server running NFS for several linux systems and Samba to share
file with users using M$ 2000 pro.
StarOffice creates a locked file for a user on the Server in /tmp StarOffice
users on NFS clients do not see this lock. It is not exported to NFS clients to
keep /tmp stuff off the server.
M$ users do not see anything and not even each other so last man standing saves
the document and others think they have added their changes but in fact have
A scheme need to added to StarOffice, OpenOffice and Samba to make an open file
locked to prevent this. I have contacted StarOffice and they sent me to you to
enter a report.
Samba need to be expanded to help incorportate a fix for this problem.
I would be happy to test Beta to make sure it works.
This isn't a Samba4 bug, reassigning back for the Samba3 team to look at.
We already have lock compatibility between Linux NFS and CIFS clients. You need
to be using a more modern Linux kernel than RedHat 7.1 though. You need kernel
oplocks, and the Windows StarOffice client needs to lock the same byte-ranges as
the Linux StarOffice client, and all will work.
I don't know if the StarOffice clients do this - feel free to put StarOffice
developers in touch with me and I'll explain what they need to do.
no feedback in over a month. closing.