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.