Read-only and POSIX ACLs

George Liu George.Liu at
Tue May 10 19:34:39 GMT 2005

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Hi Jeremy,

- From a sysadmin's view, I would like to see a fallback parameter
present that may need in case. Thanks,

- --George

Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Hi all,
> I can make a simple change to smbd for the next stable release that
> will cause POSIX ACLs to be checked before returning the DOS mode
> of a file is "read-only". This will fix the case that people are
> complaining about where a POSIX ACL allows write access to a file
> but the standard owner "w" bit is missing (smbd currently returns
> DOS read-only for that case if the DOS attributes are not being
> stored in EA's).
> The question is, shall I make that change and if so should I have a
> fallback parameter to turn off the behaviour if people require it
> ?
> Comments please (btw: I have to be out in the UK all this week but
> will try and work on things intermittently).
> Jeremy.

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