Samba File Server and Docker

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Mar 9 22:29:46 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-03-09 at 20:03 +0000, Dan Seguin via samba-technical
> Hi all, 
> I would have sworn I saw a snippet lately on the list about there
> being some issue with running Samba in a container because of
> required privileges (relating to namespaces?). 
> I can't seem to find it. I may have seen it in the earlier archives
> when I was dredging for info. 
> (I hope I'm not going senile here!)
> Either way, are there any issues with containerizing Samba (file
> server)?

Yes.  If you want to use vfs_acl_xattr, to store a full NT ACL, then
you will need the container to be privileged so it can store into the
root-only namespace.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT - Expert Open Source

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