[Samba] Windows changes file ownership & ACL's - any solution?

Mats olsson mace2442 at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 17 23:43:37 GMT 2002

It's probobly as you says a application problem. I have seen the same with 
NT4 servers

>From: <peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: [Samba] Windows changes file ownership & ACL's - any solution?
>Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:45:09 +1000
>We have a problem with file security settings changing when
>a file is edited by someone who is not the owner.
>When the edited file is saved, ownership is transferred to the
>person who edited the file.  Also, access control settings for the
>file are reset to a default setting.
>This is a real problem, since in some cases it means that the
>original owner of the file no longer has permission to edit the file.
>The problem occurs with many applications - Word, Excel, WordPro,
>the Star Office editor, but not with Notepad or WordPad.
>What seems to happen is that the applications create a copy of the
>original document when opening the document.  This copy has the
>ownership of the current user and that users default access controls.
>When the file is then saved, the original file is deleted and the copy
>saved under the original name (along with the different owner and access
>This behaviour seems incorrect to me, but apparently is quite standard
>among applications.
>I was wondering if there is currently a way to override this behaviour
>via Samba?
>If anyone else has experienced these problems I would like to hear about it
>(even if you didn't get a solution)
>Any input is welcome.
>(We are currently running Samba 2.0.6 on Solaris 8 servers
>    with a mixture of Win NT, 2000 & XP clients.
>    Planning on upgrading to latest Samba soon.)
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