[Samba] Vanishing Permissions on Shares

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Thu Jul 31 20:45:06 GMT 2003

Do you have the nsswitch.conf entries to allow your nameservice
to resolve usernames through winbind? If samba cannot resolve the
name to a UID using getpwnam then it cannot apply the ACL.

matt.twigg at insurance.sungard.com wrote:
> I am trying to move our network from windows NT-2k to Samba /Linux.
> So far everything is great but there is one main obstacle; when I apply
> permissions to a Samba share via my W2K workstation, the permissions
> instantly disappear.
> This happens regardless of the owner / creator of file or the user / group
> permission I attempt to add.
> I have run 2.2.7, 2.2.8, and now 3.0 beta3. All three behave the same,
> though 3.0 seems nicer.
> It's a RedHat 9.0 box with the 2.6 test kernel ( so I can use ACLs).
> I am running Winbind and it works great.
> The client workstation is Win2k Sp4.
> I have logging on full debug @ 10, and nothing obvious is showing up. In
> fact no errors are being reported at all.
> Regards,
> Matthew Twigg
> Network Administrator
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