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Old 07-23-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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Samba FreeBSD Problem: Folder contents/changes not refreshing

I just setup a FreeBSD 5.2.1 machine using the included version of Samba and the template for smb.conf. I got a couple shares up and running and it's working fine from a Windows XP client, except that when I create a new folder, copy a file, rename/delete, or do anything on any of the FreeBSD shares the changes don't show up until I hit F5 (refresh).

Is there something simple that I need to add/uncomment from the smb.conf file, or is there anything else that might be causing the problem?

Old 07-27-2004, 09:00 AM   #2
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FreeBSD 5.2.1 as a samba server

where can i find a manual for setting a samba server on
FreeBSD 5.2.1, please?
Old 02-21-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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I'm experiencing the same problem. When creating, moving or deleting a file the folder is not refreshed. I have to hit View -> Refresh or F5 to get the applied changes to be displayed. Any clue?
I though the

kernel change notify = yes

option would fix it but it has not.

Here's my config:

I've trid with and without the
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2005/02/21 16:53:30

# Global parameters
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
time server = Yes
deadtime = 15
keepalive = 100
kernel change notify = Yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 so_sndbuf=8192
wins support = Yes
ldap ssl = no

comment = Homes Share
username = %s
read only = No

comment = www share
path = /var/www/html/
valid users = @wheel
write list = @wheel
force user = apache
read only = No

comment = public folders
path = /var/opt/public
valid users = @wheel
write list = @wheel
force user = ftp
read only = No


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