IE9 on Windows 7 cannot download files to samba 3.5.11 share

Bug #900391 reported by Jason Curl
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
samba (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Server
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Observed the issue that with Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 x64, cannot download a file to a Samba share. Samba is confirmed to be the version:

root@octavia:~# dpkg -s samba
Package: samba
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: net
Installed-Size: 22504
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Architecture: i386
Version: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1

Appears to be documented on Samba at

I have not downloaded or installed samba on the server to test if this resolves the problem, only that the problem I observe appears to be similar

root@octavia:~# lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

root@octavia:~# apt-cache policy samba
  Installed: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1
  Candidate: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1
  Version table:
 *** 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.1 0
        500 oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2 0
        500 oneiric/main i386 Packages

Revision history for this message
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

This will likely be fixed when 3.6 is merged from Debian soon. Marking as Triaged, Medium, and targetting at precise alpha2. Seems like this patch against 3.5.11 would be simple to SRU to oneiric if there are many affected, so opening a task for oneiric.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → precise-alpha-2
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Server Team (ubuntu-server)
tags: added: upstream
Changed in samba (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-2 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-1
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-2 → ubuntu-12.04
Changed in samba:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in samba (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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