[Samba] admin users' file is owned by root

Weixing.Hao at frx.com Weixing.Hao at frx.com
Fri Jun 7 10:19:03 GMT 2002

I can not get the idea that you are saying, I have two users in "admin
users" group and both of them have thier own uid:gid and they are "not"
root. Any files they created through samba share on window side (I did not
test modification) in files ownership changed into root's, this does not
make any sense to me. 

Remember the samba share I talk about is user's home. If a file in your home
directory is owned by root, not you and it has no write permission for group
or/and other. What you are going to do with it then?

Weixing Hao

-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson, John P. [mailto:john.nelson at teradyne.com]
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:02 AM
To: 'Weixing.Hao at frx.com'
Subject: Re: [Samba] admin users' file is owned by root

>I just found that if an user is assigned in the "admin users", and if the
>user grab a file from window to samba share, the file will be owned by root
>from unix view. I am believing this is a bug. 

Why do you think this is a bug?

If a user is in "admin users", that means that samba will perform all
operations for that user using the account "root".  That's the DEFINITION of
"admin users".

If a file created by a member of "admin users" was owned by anyone OTHER
THAN "root", it would be a bug!
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