behavior differences between samba and Windows server when renaming a folder

Nir Livni nirl at
Sun Jul 20 15:54:42 GMT 2003


On the windows server there are no permission limitations. Full Control
for Everyone.
On the samba server the main share permissions are 777, and folders are
created with 755.

List of actions I performed:
1. enter the share
2. create a new folder called "aaa"
3. enter the folder
4. create a new file in the folder, and open it (I used various tests of
open file methods with and without exclusive lock on the file, and also
tried Microsoft Word)
5. while file is opened - I try to rename its parent folder ("aaa").
6. samba server succeeds, and Win2K server fails.

Nir Livni

> On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Nir Livni wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I've noticed a behavior difference between samba (2.2.8a) 
> and a Win2K 
> > server when renaming a folder.
> > 
> > if I open \\mywindowsserver\myshare\folder\a.txt and then try to 
> > rename "folder" to "newfoldername" - I would fail (access denied) 
> > Samba will allow me renaming "folder" to a different name, 
> while I can 
> > see the file locked in the locking.tdb.
> We are going to need a little more info that that. Like, 
> permissions in 
> the parent directories in each case.
> Regards
> -----
> Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 
> sharpe[at],

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