Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72954
"Offline files" in Windows 2000 can't authenticate when offline
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading our server to Redhat 7.3 from Redhat 7.2 the ability to
syncronize "Offline files" in Windows 2000 ceased to work. When unplugging the
network the files are now either unavailable (non visible) or non-readable.
Authentication is done through a Windows NT PDC with security = domain. If the
file is world r/w then synchronization is possible. If you bring up
the "Offline files folder" you can see that you have no access to the files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up samba server with security = domain and NOT as PDC (haven't tried
2. Create a few files and deny access to other users than yourself and your
3. On windows 2000 client, mark the files and select "Make available offline".
4. Go offline or kill the samba service.
5. Try to open the files
Actual Results: File access is denied.
Expected Results: Should have been able to modify the files offline for later
Tried installing samba-2.2.5-1.i386.rpm from the samba team and this behaviour
disappears. It is also fixed with the samba packages from
The packages you refer to are currently in rawhide (2.2.5-9)