I think it's a good feature to have. I don't want anyone changing CD's on
me when I'm trying to access the drive. Do you?
It's not all that hard to type the following:
$ cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
$ ./smb stop
... change cd
$ ./smb start
Doesn't sound too bad to me.
You could probably write a shell script to do it if you wanted to do less
typing, but who cares? Maybe there is a version of samba that will not lock
down the device, but like I said, I kind of like the feature. If you share
the machine with someone else, they can't just change CD's on you if you're
idle for a few seconds or something.
ICQ : 1835447
>I'm having a problem with samba on RH5.1. Anytime I mount and share either
>my zip or cdrom via samba after someone has accessed the device I am unable
>to umount the drive.
>Even when the person has left Windows Explorer on Win95 it does not seem to
>release the drive from being shared.
>The only way I can 'release' the lock on the drive is to shut down samba