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Old 01-28-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem accessing Samba shares simultaneously by multiple users

Hello All!
I am using Samba Version 2.2.7a on a RedHat linux 9 box.Some .php files are stored on the Samba server and Users are accessing these files from windows system.They are using EditPlus to work on these .php files.Problem is that when more than one users are accessing the same file,they are unable to perform write operation on the file.E.g suppose user A has opened a file with rw priviledge,if at the same time User B is opening the same file , the file appears to him as ro,he is unable to write/save the file.
But our requirement is that multiple users will be accessing the same file at the same time & will perform read/write/save simultaneously.It should not happened that if one user is perform write/save action on a file,other users will be denied to perform write/save operation on the same file.How to do that?
Please help me in this regard.IT is required immediately and it is very urgent for ur project.Please help me.

With Best regards.
Old 01-28-2008, 02:14 AM   #2
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There is pretty much no way that is going to work. If user A saves his changes, then user B saves his, what happens to the changes that user A has made? They get missed. That is why only one user can have RW at any one time.
Old 01-29-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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Or to put it another way, to ensure write consistency, only one user at a time can reasonably have a resource open for update, and Samba enforces this requirement. As lazlow has asked, what do you expect to see if two concurrent updaters with write access to a resource save their changes?


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