Samba Change of direco. notification via nested linux share to windows
we have an SFTP server (RHLE 5.3), linux app server (RHLE 5.3), and Windows 2008 x64 APP server.
The SFTP which is located on DMZ, we have shared directory using samba share from the SFTP server. this directory is shared to the linux app server. and then the same directory is shared to the windows server via the linux app server. in other words the Win server is accessing the directory shard by the SFTP server via the linux server.
On the Win Server there are application software that require the Change of directory notification (i believe produced using inotify) to run successfully. For some reason if a change is originated from the SFTP server to the shared directory, the notification is not passed to the Win server, but if the change to directory is originated from the linux app share the to the same share, the notication is detected by the Win server.
bearing in mind, for testing, a drectory was shared (samba) directly from the SFTP to the Win server, a Notfication was successfully detected by the Win server
i suspect that the change of notification is somehow lost/stopped between the linux App and the Win servers.
Could someone please help me rectify this matter?