Samba 3.0.20 read-only behaviour

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 11 00:40:35 GMT 2005

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 10:40:54AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> 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.  

If you're storing read-only attributes in EA's, then it doesn't
do this. It only does this is there's no DOS attribute EA stored
for the file.

> 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.

More details please :-).


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