Interesting issue with Macs accessing SMB shares ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Tue Jul 30 17:41:08 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 10:40 AM Ralph Boehme <slow at> wrote:
> 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?

The server is in a domain. The Mac has not joined any domain and I was
unaware you could join a Mac to an AD Domain.

Richard Sharpe

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