Samba and Read Only documents

Omer Barlas omer at
Tue Jan 13 13:47:50 UTC 2009

Richard Cameron @ 13-01-2009 15:45:
> Hi all. I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 as a file server here on our
> little network. I set up samba to share files with the windows boxes
> here. However, when I got the whole thing up and running, several of the
> windows computers couldn't access the shared folder. I un-commented the
> lines "force user" and "force group". Now everybody can see and open the
> files. Unfortunately, all of our ms office documents come up as read
> only on the windows machines. I'm under the gun to get this fixed as
> quickly as possible, so any advice would be helpful.

openoffice locks files, it was said to be fixed on the next release. might
it be something related?

Omer Barlas
omer at

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