CIFS on NetWare changes file attributes on certain files when browsing.

  • 7008155
  • 17-Mar-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8
Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare 6.5)


When browsing files on a NetWare 6.5 server through CIFS protocol, the Creation, Modified, and Last Accessed Time stamp would update to the current time on all *.exe and *.bat files inside the current directory.  


Fixed in CIFS.NLM - Version 3.27.03 June 7, 2010
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Additional Information

The LAN traces shows the client making NCP request to"SET_FILE_INFO" but only setting the "last accessed time" and 0 for other attributes. 
CIFS.NLM was interpreting this wrong and actually setting the current time on all 3 attributes.