Hi Peter,
i dont know any bugs with samba and offline files, sync is a complex
stuff on native windows servers too,
on the samba side there is only this parameter to controll them, so
other stuff is client related
which can be very fine controlled by adms or/and local machine policies.
for sure you should have the latest samba version , and a brand new win
client for testing with all patches installed.
i recommend study tech net working with offline files.
As i did synced homes for laptops last time i had no problem with it,
but i was not
very lucky about the gereral implementation of this feature in windows.
so i did it with rsync wich works more nice.
theres only one good stuff and this is the general controll of this
behavior in a domain
from NTconfig.pol which i like very much
Best Regards

pfb4212@rit.edu schrieb:
> Robert,
> I understand about the configuration options on the Windows side, but what
> my problem is that no matter what I setup on the windows side, the clients
> do not behave properly with offline files from my Samba server. If I set
> them offline from a windows server, there is no problem. I only have
> issues when I make a samba share available offline. I need to make every
> user's home directory available offline for laptop travel, but I can't get
> the system to work.
> I am really starting to think this is a bug in my version of Samba.
>
> Thanks! -Cheers, Peter.
>
>
> ====================
> In specification, Murphy's
> Law supersedes Ohm's Law.
> --Unknown
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> Robert Schetterer
> > r.org> To
> pfb4212@rit.edu
> 03.03.2006 12:42 cc
> samba@lists.samba.org
> Subject
> Re: [Samba] [Repost] Offline Files
> No Go
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> Hi Peter,
> there is only one parameter in smb.conf
> with offline files to a share
>
> from man smb.conf
> csc policy (S)
>
> This stands for client-side caching policy, and specifies how
> clients capable of offline caching will cache the files in the share.
> The valid values are: manual, documents, programs, disable.
>
> These values correspond to those used on Windows servers.
>
> For example, shares containing roaming profiles can have offline
> caching disabled using csc policy = disable.
>
> Default: csc policy = manual
>
> Example: csc policy = programs
>
> but if you wanna fine tune i.e by users/groups/host etc you have
> to do this with NTconfig.pol in the netlogon share created by
> poledit.exe which is more flexible
> so would say use csc policy = manual in your conf so it depends to users
> entries when or what offline sync in a share, but i dont think this is a
> good idea at the profiles share ( as i saw it in your conf ,i use
> disable here )
>
> Best Regards
>
> pfb4212@rit.edu schrieb:
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>> Robert,
>> Ah, I now see what you are meaning... I have used the Active
>>

> Directory
>
>> policy manager to create the policies that I want and have successfully
>>

> run
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>> offline files from a Windows server, my trouble is that when I move to a
>> Samba server, the Windows PCs have improper behavior. (i.e. files can
>>

> not
>
>> be accessed even with proper permissions, applications report the files
>>

> as
>
>> non-existant, etc.) I am thinking that my problem is either related to
>> my Samba configuration or my Samba version. How does my configuration
>>

> file
>
>> compare to your configuration?
>>
>> Thanks so much! -Cheers, Peter.
>>
>>
>> ====================
>> In specification, Murphy's
>> Law supersedes Ohm's Law.
>> --Unknown
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>> Robert Schetterer
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>> hi, sorry that i wrote this like missunderstanding,
>> what i mean you can fully control offline file/directory behavior
>> with NTconfig.pol for user ,groups ,client machines
>> so this is the tool/function you need
>> i use it to disable offline files on workstations and have it possible
>> with laptop with different samba shares.
>> there are a lot of ohter features possible, so exclude filestypes etc..
>> Regards
>> pfb4212@rit.edu schrieb:
>>
>>> Robert,
>>> I don't want to disable this... I want to make it work. That is what
>>>

>> I
>>
>>> am looking for help with.
>>> Thanks. -Cheers, Peter.
>>>
>>>
>>> ====================
>>> In specification, Murphy's
>>> Law supersedes Ohm's Law.
>>> --Unknown
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Robert Schetterer
>>>
>>> >>>
>>> r.org>
>>>

>> To
>>
>>> pfb4212@rit.edu
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>>> 02.03.2006 04:09
>>>

>> cc
>>
>>> samba@lists.samba.org
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>> Subject
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>>> Re: [Samba] [Repost] Offline
>>>

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>>> No Go
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>>> Hi,
>>> yo can do disabling offline features via NTconfig.pol.
>>> for users and/or machines and different folders
>>> study google and smb faqs how to use this
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> pfb4212@rit.edu schrieb:
>>>
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> I want to enable Offline Files support on several Win2K SP4 laptops.
>>>>
>>> We
>>>
>>>> have a samba file server. I have researched as much as I could to get
>>>> answers and here is what I have. I am unfortunately unable to get this
>>>> working properly. If anyone can answer or point me in to a good
>>>>
>>> resource,
>>>
>>>> I would greatly appreciate that. I am attempting to offline profile
>>>> directories mapped to network drive letter X:. Here is my config for
>>>>

>> the
>>
>>>> profiles share:
>>>> -----------------
>>>> [Profiles]
>>>> comment = Shared User Profiles
>>>> path = /home
>>>> invalid users = nobody, guest
>>>> create mask = 0600
>>>> directory mask = 0700
>>>> map acl inherit = Yes
>>>> case sensitive = Yes
>>>> hide special files = Yes
>>>> store dos attributes = Yes
>>>> csc policy = documents
>>>> dos filemode = Yes
>>>> dos filetime resolution = Yes
>>>> -----------------
>>>>
>>>> I get an error similar to the following for every file that I try to
>>>>

>> make
>>
>>>> available offline:
>>>> Could not make 'somthing.doc' available offline. The specified file
>>>>

> can
>
>>>> not be found.
>>>>
>>>> If I create a new file, it appears as available offine, but I can
>>>>

>> neither
>>
>>>> delete nor rename it.
>>>> At that point I usually start to get an Access Denied error on the
>>>>

>> entire
>>
>>>> shared drive and am forced to restart.
>>>>
>>>> The share is stored on a RHEL 3 server running Samba 3.0.9-1.3E.5 with
>>>>

>> an
>>
>>>> EXT3 file system with ACL support enabled.
>>>> I have also included my global configuration at the bottom of this
>>>>

>> email.
>>
>>>> Here is my test procedure.
>>>> -I make a share available offline.
>>>> -It synchronizes showing all current files as "Unable to make
>>>>
>>> 'file.txt'
>>>
>>>> available offine on '\\server_b\profiles\testuser\My Documents'. The
>>>>
>>> system
>>>
>>>> cannot find the file specified."
>>>> -I create new files in the folder while online. They appear oplocked
>>>>
>>> in
>>>
>>>> samba status:
>>>> DENY_NONE RDWR EXCLUSIVE+BATCH /home/testuser/My Documents/New
>>>>
>>> Text
>>>
>>>> Document.txt
>>>> -I attempt to give the file a name. This results in "X:\My Documents
>>>> folder does not exist. Do you want to create it?"
>>>> -The oplock is removed.
>>>> -If I edit the file and attempt to save changes, I get "This file
>>>>
>>> exists
>>>
>>>> with Read Only attributes. Please use a different name."
>>>> -If I then name the file something else, the file is created on the
>>>> windows side and appears offline available. The file appears on the
>>>>

>> samba
>>
>>>> server also.
>>>> -If I try to save this file again, I repeat the "This file exists
>>>>

> with
>
>>>> Read Only attributes..." situation from above.
>>>> -Now, if I take the computer "offline" by disconnecting the NIC...
>>>>

> all
>
>>>> files behave normally.
>>>> -After reconnecting, all files that were changed on windows while
>>>>
>>> offline
>>>
>>>> are synced to the samba server.
>>>>
>>>> Could this have something to do with case sensitivity or such?
>>>>
>>>> ANY help is greatly appreciated.
>>>> Thanks! -Cheers, Peter.
>>>>
>>>> ====================
>>>> [global]
>>>> workgroup = EXAMPLE
>>>> realm = EXAMPLE.COM
>>>> server string = File Server [ServerB] (Samba %v)
>>>> security = ADS
>>>> password server = SERVERA
>>>> username level = 5
>>>> log level = 1
>>>> log file = /var/log/samba/%m
>>>> max xmit = 65535
>>>> name resolve order = host wins bcast
>>>> socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=65536 SO_RCVBUF=65536
>>>> IPTOS_LOWDELAY
>>>> load printers = No
>>>> logon script = \\servera\netlogon\logon.bat
>>>> logon drive = X:
>>>> logon home = \\SERVERB\Profiles\%U
>>>> lm announce = No
>>>> preferred master = No
>>>> local master = No
>>>> domain master = No
>>>> wins server = 10.0.2.1
>>>> lock spin count = 30
>>>> lock spin time = 15
>>>> ldap ssl = no
>>>> idmap uid = 1000-2000
>>>> idmap gid = 1000-2000
>>>> template primary group = @
>>>> template homedir = /home/%U
>>>> template shell = /bin/bash
>>>> winbind separator = +
>>>> winbind cache time = 10
>>>> winbind use default domain = Yes
>>>> winbind nested groups = Yes
>>>> printer admin = jdoe
>>>> read only = No
>>>> create mask = 0660
>>>> directory mask = 0770
>>>> inherit permissions = Yes
>>>> inherit acls = Yes
>>>> delete veto files = Yes
>>>> veto files = /.AppleDouble/.AppleDesktop/Network Trash Folder/
>>>> veto oplock files = /*.sem/*.qbw/*.mdb/*.nsf/*.log/*.id/*.ini/
>>>> csc policy = disable
>>>> strict locking = No
>>>>
>>>>
>>> (See attached file: robert.vcf)
>>>

>> (See attached file: robert.vcf)
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>>

> (See attached file: robert.vcf)
>


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