Samba 3.0.20 read-only behaviour

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 11 04:15:56 GMT 2005

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 11:47:39AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > If you want to decouple DOS attributes from permissions, you need
> > to mark a file as such. Samba has historically used the lack of 
> > the everyone unix "w" bit to denote read-only.
> It was the user "w" bit.

This is probably the same bug as below.

> Can we at least remove the dependence on the *share* read only setting.
> A file seen via a read-only share should not have different attributes
> to a file seen via a read-write share, of the same unix location!

That's a bug when "acl check permissions" is set to true (which is the
default settin so that's why you're hitting it). I'll fix it asap - thanks
for the unusual bug report :-). It's not supposed to act like that.


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