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Old 09-19-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy NFS and MS Access MDB Files


I am trying to set up a linux server to share an application that stores its information in a MDB MS Access file. The clients are some Windows boxes, but we are planning to build new clients with Linux and use crossover office from codeweavers to run the application there as well.

The problem is that when I access the MDB file from a Windows box in through the SAMBA Share, and then try to open the file using codeweavers crossover office software running on the server, it does not work. Gives an error saying that the file is corrupt. (Fortunately the file never gets corrupt and works fine with the sama ones)

I was recommended by Codeweavers technical staff to try to do the same using NFS instead of SMB.

Any advise on how to mount an NFS shared drive and connect a Windows box to it? I have all flavors of windows from 98SE to XP.

Another solution would be to access the file in the linux box using the samba protocol as well instead of trying to use the direct access.

Any idea to do so with codeweavers crossover office?

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Old 09-20-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like file permission problems. I can't give you a full answer but if you look at what permissions your files are supposed to have, see how samba handles these, and then figure how to get both samba and nfs to maintain those permissions.

If its not a file permissions problem, you're SOL. You'll have to buy UNIX tools for windows to handle NFS mounts. (And no, so far as I've seen, there's no other good way in windows to mount nfs other then buying the ms unix tools)

hope this at least points you in some possibly correct directions.


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