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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Following a reboot of our Exchange 2003 server, the Pop3 service stated it was started, but on trying to connect to port 110 using telnet it just popped up “connection to the host lost”.  When we attempted to restart the service it hung when starting – there were no events in the event viewer following the stopping of the service.

The solution was to kill the process in Task Manager (inetinfo.exe).  We found it immediately re-spawned and worked…

We’ve been having problems with Microsoft Office Format files opening as read only from our NAS here on Fedora 10 clients. OpenOffice 3 creates file locks on opening the file, resulting in users being unable to save files.

On doing some reading, this can be alleviated by mounting the share using cifs rather than smbfs. On the client machines we have created a folder in media called N (mkdir /media/N), then mounted using the following:

mount -t cifs //10.204.6.5/N /media/N -o username=<username>,password=<password>,rw,iocharset=utf8,nobrl,nounix,sfu,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777

note the nounix option – this prevents the file locks from causing problems within OpenOffice.  The sfu option preserves the date and time modifcation values.