feature request / suggestion - ACL protection

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu Feb 28 05:40:13 GMT 2002

I can see a possible problem with this.  Let's say you create a New Folder
on the samba share, then change your mind and delete it.  Then someone else
happens to create a New Folder.  Would you end up owning their folder, since
the names are the same?

About your text file:

> When the edited file is saved, ownership is transferred to the
> person who edited the file.  Also, access control settings for the
> file are reset to a default setting.

> This is a real problem, since in some cases it means that the
> original owner of the file no longer has permission to edit the file.

I don't know the original situation, so I could be off base here.  But it
seems like if the default ACL for a folder does not allow group access, and
you're routinely having to change permissions to allow group access, you
need to consider changing the default ACL.  (Or the create mode, if you're
not using ACLs.)  Personally, I try not to comingle private and
group-accessable files in the same folder; it's just too confusing and makes
it too easy to make a mistake.

-----Original Message-----
From: peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
[mailto:peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 9:46 PM
To: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: feature request / suggestion - ACL protection

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

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