ACL half-working on win2k; can't add users

oenustech at oenustech at
Fri Nov 16 11:53:03 GMT 2001

you probably need to remompile samba in order to support ACL.

On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Ofer Nave wrote:

> Background:
> I have a Red Hat 7.2 linux server with an ext3 partition being used as an
> ext2 partition.  I used the stock 2.4.14 kernel, applied the EA/ACL patches
> (, and installed it.  I can use getfacl and setfacl to get
> and set all the advanced features of ACL.
> I have the samba 2.2.1a package that came default with RH 7.2 modified to
> act as a PDC.
> I have a Windows 2000 workstation logging into the linux server with roaming
> profiles and mounting several shares, including the user's home share.
> Everything is working well so far.  If you right-click on a file and choose
> the security tabs, you can see the permissions, and you can even modify the
> owner, group, and other permissions (the standard unix permissions) and save
> them.
> The Problem:
> Assume I'm logged in to the windows machine as Joe.  Assume there's another
> user in the domain named Jane.  If I right-click on a file I own and try to
> add Jane in the security tab so that I can grant her write privileges on the
> file, i get the error message 'Unable to save permission changes'.
> So, basically, I can modify standard unix permissions from Windows 2000, but
> I can't use the advanced ACL features.  Any ideas?
> -Ofer Nave
>  310.721.2658
>  Chang Industry, Inc.

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