[jcifs] Quick question

Michael B. Allen miallen at eskimo.com
Sat Nov 23 13:39:44 EST 2002

On Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:52:15 -0600
"Scott Francis" <scott.francis at newisys.com> wrote:

> New to the list and using jCIFS.  Looked over the javadoc stuff so I think I already found my answer (being no), but wanted to throw this out to the group first.  Question:  Is there a way to find and change ownership of a file using jCIFS.

No. The concept of file ownership is not supported in the standard CIFS
command set. This requires DCE/RPC which is has not been implemented
nor are there plans to implement it.

> Basically I have a process that runs as a generic windows user when called via a sockets connection from joe.user in a UNIX environment.  When the windows process is finishing I'd like to be able to chown the file ownership of the files created/modified (which are physically living on a Linux box...but mounted via Samba as a windows Networked drive) back to the user who is calling the process.
> Any clues on this one?  I'm not seeing any methods corresponding to this type of functionality so I'm doubting that it is possible under the current implementation.
> Thanks for any answers regardless.
> Scott Francis

A  program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes  the  potential  for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually  similar and, more important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived. 

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