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Jason Drake jase_d@i...
Tue Apr 5 22:33:09 NZST 2005

Raymond Burgess wrote:

> I am running a machine with RH 7.1, samba-2.0.10
> I moving some large files from a Windows XP machine to the large 
> amount of diskspace that is available ont he Linux machine.
> Files that are larger than 4GB fail to copy.  Once the progress 
> reaches 4GB windows prompts you if you wish to overright the exisiting 
> file.
> I am already planning on installing a newer release on the linux box, 
> probably Fedora Code 3 (or 4, as It will probably be out by the time I 
> get around to it).
> I would like to know if any of you have successfully copied files 
> larger than 4GB from a Windows machine to a recent build on samba.  
> I'm not sure if it's Samba, Windows XP or the SMB protocol that is 
> limited at 4GB.  I realy don't care either, but I would like to know 
> if this will work, it might motivate me to upgrade a little faster ;-)
> Anyone with FC3 able to confirm that this has worked.
Have you considered using pscp from
I have found the putty suite to be very useful under windows and doing 
an scp transfer should get around any possible issues with samba and at 
least narrow down the possible cause of the problem if it still fails.

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