Samba 3.0.20 read-only behaviour

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Oct 11 00:40:54 GMT 2005

I'm still not convinced that the behaviour in Samba 3.0.20 is correct
for setting the read-only dos attribute on files.

In particular, I don't see why a share being read only, or a file being
read only to the current user on the remote server should set the DOS
attribute of read only.  I certainly understand for the NTcreate
disposition stuff, where we are returning 'can you do this', but the DOS
attribute has a completely different meaning, and a nasty habit of being
copied around.  

I also have seen a nasty bug where a directory with GID access
permission (with a gid rws permission) is 'read only' on the client.  I
need to chase this down outside my production environment, I'll get more
details later.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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