[Samba] Samba 2.2.8a file permissions not working

matt.twigg at insurance.sungard.com matt.twigg at insurance.sungard.com
Thu Aug 7 21:16:29 GMT 2003

        Just to ad to the mix,
        I am running RH 9 with the 2.6 test1 kernel with ACL compiled in.
        I can fully manipulate ACLs on ext3 with setfacl.

        I thought the RPMS had --with-acl-support turned on...but I could 
be wrong.
        I did a manual compile of 2.2.8 with all my fav. switches on and 
got the same result.


Matthew Twigg
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Errol Neal <errol.neal at enhtech.com>
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08/07/2003 04:46 PM

        To:     CJ Keist <cjay at engr.colostate.edu>, matt.twigg at insurance.sungard.com
        cc:     samba at lists.samba.org
        Subject:        Re: [Samba] Samba 2.2.8a file permissions not working

>>Or our two UNIX file servers, one is Solaris 8 and the other RedHat
>>Linux 7.3.  Samba was compiled as follows:
>>configure --prefix=/opt/samba --with-acl-support --with-quotas
>>Right now it doesn't looks like changing file/folder permissions are
>>working from W2K.  When we right click on a file/folder and go to the
>>security tab it show the current file permissions fine.  But when you
>>try to change them it is being ignored.  No error messages are being
>>shown.  No matter what we do no changes are happening on the UNIX side.
>>   This occurs on the Linux file server too.
>>This did work in 2.2.7a and compiled the same way as above.
>>Is there something different in 2.2.8a, or is this a bug????

In order to use '--with-acl-support', your kernel needs to have 
acl-support, and that is dependant upon the file system you are running.
Red Hat 9 does not have ACL support in the default kerner NOR do Red Hat's 

modified kernels up to 2.4.21, so my guess is your RH 7.3
does not have ACL support either.


Errol Neal, Systems/Network Administrator
eneal at enhtech.com
Enhanced Technologies Inc.
703-924-0301 or 800-368-3249
703-924-0302 Fax

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