[jcifs] ShareSecurity with OverlandStorage Server aka SnapServer

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Oct 18 14:08:13 MDT 2011

I *believe*, but do not know for sure, that the SnapServer product runs Samba.

The SMB/CIFS protocol is not the same per platform.  Every implementation
(including different Windows versions) has variations.  The protocol is too
large and too complex for there to be a viable conformance test.  In
addition, the semantics of SMB/CIFS and now SMB2 are tied very closely to
Windows and NTFS semantics.  Any server that is not running on Windows must
translate semantics between those expected by the platform and those
expected by the protocol.  It gets tricky.

All that said...  There is probably a configuration parameter on the
SnapServer that is set in such a way that it is always returning the
"Everyone" group.  I do not know what configuration interface SnapServers
make available.

Chris -)-----

Mazhar Lateef wrote:
> Hi All,
> We are currently working with a client using an overland Storage
> appliance aka SnapServer running Guardian OS. Jcifs seems to work ok,
> except it does not seem to return the correct share security information
> of the Shared folder. The same application when used in a windows
> environment works absolutely fine and returns the correct information.
> The client's appliance is integrated with a AD and the shared
> permissions are applied to security groups from the AD. Jcifs seems to
> ALWAYS return the everyone group even when the share security does not
> have everyone listed in the Allow permissions.
> Can anyone help please? does anyone know anything about SnapServer and
> why the share security may not be working? I would have thought the CIFS
> protocol will be the same regardless of the platform. 
> Any help, guidance, pointers  would be much appreciated.
> Maz

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