Bug #594

".eml" files cannot be copied onto shares

Added by bjhieber over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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whenever I try to copy ".eml" (emails saved from thunderbird / outlook express, etc) to an amahi share i get "The system cannot find the file specified" error on windows 7, and the copy obviously fails. Any other files seem to copy across ok.


#1 Updated by cpg over 11 years ago

ok, here is the issue. this was recommended to us by someone we trust in the samba team to prevent viruses:

        veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

sadly there is no great solution as is (without modifying code in the platform), i think.

perhaps can you try adding this?:

        veto files = /*.{*}/

to the Extra Parameters area (advanced settings required).

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset commit:"041288b361ad71c2c28504bc9657a3dd8eae71b9".

#3 Updated by cpg over 11 years ago

bjhieber, you can test this fix doing this as root in your HDA:

rpm -Uvh

then you need to change at least one setting in your shares area.
(you can revert it immediately)

#4 Updated by bjhieber over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Feedback
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

I tried the fix (after freshly reinstalling Amahi due to a currupt filesystem), but it doesn't seem to do the trick. The error appears to have changed to "This is no longer located in \\hda\[etc.etc] Verify the item's location and try again." What's strange is that its on about the destination, not the source. The copy clearly fails.

#5 Updated by cpg over 11 years ago

you sure? can you check this?

~$ grep eml /etc/samba/smb.conf
        veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

you should not get a veto files line.

#6 Updated by bjhieber over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

My apologies, after rebooting the server (and other machines) this issue has now been resolved.
Thank you!

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