feature request / suggestion - ACL protection

peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Wed Feb 27 19:03:44 GMT 2002

I've just discovered that many popular applications (e.g. Word, Excel, WordPro,
Star Office...)
reset file ownership and access control settings when editing a file.

I know this is fairly common behaviour, and a few people have suggested ways to
around the problems it causes. (see attached text file)  However it is obviously
logically incorrect
and a cause of some problems.  I was wondering if a Samba parameter might be
to correct this behaviour.

It seems to me that it might be possible to prevent this behaviour  - at least
for files on Samba
shares - by making a note of original ownership & access control properties and
restoring them
when the file is re-written to the share.  I'm not sure if this is practical or
not - I don't have any real
understanding of the technical side of this.  However it seems to be a problem
which many people
wrestle with (see attachment)

Please, could someone from the development team (and anyone else) take a moment
to give me your thoughts
as to whether this feature is possible and / or desirable, and whether it might
be included in a future
release of Samba.

Please don't be too harsh if this seems like a silly request.
Any feedback is welcome



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