Openoffice, SAMBA and CIFS client

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 11:31:43 GMT 2007


Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:
> It worked, I configured SMBFS <Config><Samba><Mount> with the settings:
> 
> Linux character set: utf-8
> server character set: cp850
> 
> And now I can see all the accents!
> 
> Thanks Sinclair!
Different problems, same solution! That is when life can be good!

Sinclair

> 
> Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:
>> I tried smb4k in the past, but I had the problem of the client not 
>> being able to interpret properly the files with international 
>> characters (áèñç...)
>>
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> For a very long time I have had the "opposite" issue- not being able to 
>>> open files on a Win2003 server using OpenOffice without more tinkering 
>>> than I can remember.
>>>
>>> The solution finally presented itself with Kubuntu 7.10, a newer version 
>>> of smb4k that sorted all my problems. So in other words - did you try smb4K?
>>>
>>> Sinclair
>>>
>>> Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:
>>>   
>>>> I have a long standing issue regarding Openoffice, SAMBA and CIFS.
>>>>
>>>> Here is my scenario:
>>>>
>>>> - I am the administrator of a network in a small development company 15 
>>>> employees
>>>> - We installed 4 years ago a linux server for file sharing (samba) to 
>>>> replace the ageing WNT server, that has gradually added new services: 
>>>> email (postfix), mysql and firebird databases, iptables firewall, dns 
>>>> server, dhcp server, etc
>>>> - All of the developers use W2000 and WXP desktops, but I have a kubuntu 
>>>> 7.10 desktop in a powerfull dual core, 4GB RAM machine with VMWare 
>>>> workstation to run virtualized W2000 and other linux images.
>>>>
>>>> I configured CIFS to access the SAMBA shares in the kubuntu 7.10 server 
>>>> (the server is really a desktop), and I mount it at boot-up using an 
>>>> script that does:
>>>>
>>>> mount -t cifs //espada.netplc.com/datos /home/jferrando/espada -o 
>>>> credentials=/etc/smbc.jordi,iocharset=utf8
>>>>
>>>> The CIFS filesystem works fine, but: Openoffice does not lock files 
>>>> properly. It worked decent in kubuntu 7.04, but after upgrading to 7.10 
>>>> the situation that I have is that I can open r/w a file in the server, 
>>>> but when I create a new file and try to save it in the server (the file 
>>>> does not exist yet) I get an I/O error.
>>>>
>>>> After a hard and long struggle, I managed to have some decent locking 
>>>> capability by adding the options to my samba server:
>>>>
>>>> /etc/samba/smb.conf
>>>> ...
>>>> kernel oplocks = no
>>>> ...
>>>> [datos]
>>>>    comment = Directorio datos NETPLC/INTRANSYS
>>>>    path = /datos
>>>>    read only = No
>>>>    browseable = yes
>>>>    guest ok = no
>>>>    printable = no
>>>>
>>>>    create mask = 0770                   #Esta es una máscara - Quita los 
>>>> permisos de o+rwx, pero no añade
>>>>                                         #Permisos a user ni group
>>>>    force create mode = 0770             #Añade permisos a los ficheros 
>>>> creados
>>>>
>>>>    directory mask = 2770                #Análogo a create mask pero para 
>>>> directorios
>>>>    force directory mode = 2770          #Añade permisos a los 
>>>> directorios creados
>>>>
>>>>    security mask = 0000                 # 0s = security bits that user 
>>>> is NOT allowed to change
>>>>                                         # 1s = security bits that user 
>>>> is allowed to change
>>>>    force security mode = 2770           # Bits that are always set ON 
>>>> when modifying the security of a file
>>>>
>>>>    directory security mask = 0000       #Análogo a security mask para 
>>>> directorios
>>>>    force directory security mode = 2770
>>>>
>>>>    oplocks = yes
>>>>    share modes = yes
>>>>    locking = yes
>>>>    strict locking = no
>>>>    blocking locks = no
>>>>
>>>> Anyone of you in my situation?
>>>>       
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