[Samba] Archive attibute bit management question
thierry.terrier at atolltech.fr
Thu May 15 09:52:39 GMT 2003
I'm trying to use the archive attribute for backup purpose. All is ok
with own user management but not for the group.
The accounts user1 and backup are in the staffgroup. *The backup account
is not in the admin. group*.
It seems that the archive bit can't be changed with file write access
granted. This bit is mapped to the UNIX owner execute bit.
The create mask parameter is set such that owner execute bit is not
Here is my share configuration:
map archive = yes (default)
path = /var/staff/user1
comment = User1 archives
public = no
printable = no
writable = no
read list = backup @staffgroup
write list = backup user1
create mask = 0740
directory mask = 750
I tried to set rw?rwx--- file.tst user1 staffgroup
for group writable permission but the '?' owner execute bit can't be
the Debug trace show:
smbd/dosmode.c:unix_mode(111) unix_mode(file.tst) returning 0740
smbd/dosmode.c:unix_mode(111) unix_mode(file.tst) returning 0640
smbd/error.c:error_packet(91) error string = Permission denied
It seems that only the user or the super user can be change the owner
execute bit (coming from OS).
I have tested it with 2.2.3a & 2.2.8a version.
My question is:
Is the smbd process use root rights to set/clear this bit ?
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