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Hi (Tony, Bo), Thanks for the info... By the way, how do you manage backing up files on distributed PC's? That's why having the repository and its working copies on a file server is desirable in this case. Also, I discovered that other applications such as emacs have no problem deleting files called ",Makefile," etc. from the Samba drive, so it appears that Samba is not necessarily the problem in this case, although with my limited resources I can only test on Samba shares and regular Windows 2K shares (which work). Also, if one uses a file name such as ",Makefile," in the PC shell one must use quotes to escape it, otherwise it is rejected as an invalid file name. Please don't take my comment above as indicating that I don't understand/value your comments about file locking and such. I appreciate your comments on the matter and will move the repository to the service machine. However, this will probably cause a lot of backup issues! I did read your previous comments regarding this issue and unfortunately I thought you were referring to the instance in which "exec", style of access was used to obtain access to a repository shared to the users computer. I didn't realize that you were referring to the NT service accessed through the "sspi" or other mechanism. I suppose this means that the service is serving CVS commands from users in a multi-threaded manner? By the way Tony, did you notice you are sending three replies to everything? Thanks for the help everyone, David. "Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nothing-on.tv> wrote in message news:3D6BDEDD.8010404 at nothing-on.tv... > David McAvoy wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I use CVS NT with repository on SAMBDA drive, however naming conversion > > causes issues with ,Makefile, etc. RCS file locks when CVS NT server tries > > to > > delete them from repository. > > Do not do this. > > > Does anyone have any suggestions regarding an smb.conf file that might allow > > the > > samba server to work with files of this type? > > Don't do it. It won't work. Use a server talking to its own local > drive instead. > > Tony >