Odd behaviour with Samba4 member server NTVFS mode

Mark Walker mark.walker at mobilefun.co.uk
Tue Feb 25 04:50:32 MST 2014

Hi All,

We have been attempting to expand our Samba4 setup with a remote 4.0.14
member server for serving up user profiles and home dirs.

As our existing Samba 4 DC is still an Alpha 12 release running the NTVFS
server we attempted to mirror the use of this on the member server until we
were in a position to upgrade it.

I cannot help but notice that while we have specified -s3fs in the
configuration there are still references in the logs to smbd being used and
also reflected in the ps output furthermore there are acls being set.

So my questions are:

Is the use of NTVFS in a member server completely unsupported and

If so is it normal to still see security.NTACL attributes being set?

I am seeing unix permissions on the profile directories to be that of Unix
UIDs instead of root...should these be reset to root and then the
permissions be set using windows acl management tools?

Thanks samba team for your amazing work!

Mark Walker
System Administrator
Mobile Fun Limited

Mobile Fun is a private limited company registered in England & Wales under
registration number 03914470. The company's registered office is at Unit
16, Network Park, Duddeston Mill Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 1AU,

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