Interesting issue with Macs accessing SMB shares ...

Ralph Boehme slow at
Tue Jul 30 17:40:47 UTC 2019

Hi Richard,

On 7/30/19 7:14 PM, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
> UserA accesses/mounts an smb share on \\some-server\some-share and 
> when listing the files in a terminal with 'ls -a' they show up as 
> owned by UserA.
> If UserB also accesses/mounts the same smb share on 
> \\some-server\some-share and does an 'ls -a' they show up as owned
> by UserB.
> 1. Is this normal?
Not 100% sure. With AFP the macOS client has a notion of being in
"domain mode" or not. In the latter mode all files are being shown as
owner by the mounting user. Only in "domain mode" the client will
actually show the real server side ownership.

To be honest, I have no idea if similar rules apply to SMB. :)

Is your client part of the same domain as the server? Or is the server
running in standalone mode?


Ralph Boehme, Samba Team      
Samba Developer, SerNet GmbH
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