>>WARNING: lock directory /samba_root/var/locks should have
>>permissions 0755 for browsing to work
This warning should be ignored on OpenVMS.
No one has admitted chasing down exactly why it is being displayed.
The file is protected correctly in the cases that I have checked.
The only problem it is causing people to assumed that is the reason that
their SAMBA installation is failing.
The two most common problems with getting SAMBA to work on OpenVMS
appear to be:
1. For versions of SAMBA below 2.0.6, the clients must have plain text
2. For connections from Windows NT 4.0 and possibly others, a guest
account with a default directory that it can write to must exist.
The name of the account varies with the SAMBA Version and local convention.
For more information, see the SAMBA-VMS FAQ located on the
FREEWARE 5.0 CD-ROM. An image of the CD-ROM can be found from a
link on http://www.openvms.compaq.com
> P.S. We do not have Samba installed on our VAX OpenVMS system, but are
> considering it, could you let me know how your install goes?
> Anyone else out there got it working OK?
It is not as fast as Pathworks (Advanced Server). No external
authentication or DCOM either.
Also some have reported problems with W2K, particularly on SAMBA 2.0.6
for OpenVMS. The symptoms match problems reported on the corresponding
I have posted instructions on how to get SAMBA 2.0.7/8/9 to possibly
build on OpenVMS 7.3 on the SAMBA-VMS list. No one has admitted to
First the respective shareholders, etc... must approve things in their
own time, and then it will be up to the new management if they want to
Personal Opinion Only