Subject: mount_smbfs : permission denied - when file already open on the server
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: George Abdelmalik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/25/2004 15:03:48
I've been running with 2.0_RC4 for a number for weeks. This NetBSD box
is predominately used as a samba file server and central backup machine
as it has a DDS-4 tape drive. I use mount_smbfs(8) to mount file
systems of Win 98, Win 2000 and WP boxes for backup purposes.
What I have observed is that having mounted one of these file systems
(which are shared as read-only from their windows host) is that if a
file is already open on that host machine then access to that file from
within the smbfs mounted file system is not permitted.
"Error: file.txt: Permission denied;"
This behaviour has been repeatable and I've also tried it out with
2.99.9, which behaved the same.
My original thought was that it was probably a windows issue, but I've
recently set up the same test trying a linux implementation (Mandrake
9.2, kenrel 2.6.x) of smbfs which didn't produce this error.
Has anybody had any similar experiences with smbfs? or Is this a known
I would be happily do some further testing if it would be of assistance