Problems with Samba shared files

stan stanb at
Mon Jul 14 16:19:54 PDT 2003

I've got a machine that I need to mount a Samba share from a Windows
machine, and run a tail -f on. 

The tail -f works fine, but the application on the Windows side that should
be appending data to this file (think syslog like functionality) pops up an
error message about not being able to write to the file.

I've mounted the share as read only, and even gone so far as to create a
symbolic link to the file, and run tail against the symlink.

How can I fix this?

"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
						-- Benjamin Franklin

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