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Miscellaneous Controls

The parameter documented in Other Controls are often used by administrators in ways that create inadvertent barriers to file access. Such are the consequences of not understanding the full implications of smb.conf file settings.

Table15.4.Other Controls

Control Parameter Description, Action, Notes
case sensitive, default case, short preserve case

This means that all file name lookup will be done in a case-sensitive manner. Files will be created with the precise file name Samba received from the MS Windows client.

csc policy

Client-side caching policy parallels MS Windows client-side file caching capabilities.

dont descend

Allows specifying a comma-delimited list of directories that the server should always show as empty.

dos filetime resolution

This option is mainly used as a compatibility option for Visual C++ when used against Samba shares.

dos filetimes

DOS and Windows allow users to change file timestamps if they can write to the file. POSIX semantics prevent this. This option allows DOS and Windows behavior.

fake oplocks

Oplocks are the way that SMB clients get permission from a server to locally cache file operations. If a server grants an oplock, the client is free to assume that it is the only one accessing the file, and it will aggressively cache file data.

hide dot files, hide files, veto files

Note: MS Windows Explorer allows override of files marked as hidden so they will still be visible.

read only

If this parameter is yes, then users of a service may not create or modify files in the service's directory.

veto files

List of files and directories that are neither visible nor accessible.

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