[Samba] Samba Share ACLs

Vahid.Asadi at computacenter.com Vahid.Asadi at computacenter.com
Wed Oct 29 15:21:42 GMT 2003

Hi all,

 I have already set up a Samba 3.0 with Openldap as user repository. I have a question about share access controls.
 Chapter 13.1 of Samba-HOWTO-Collection describes:

 Samba offers a lot of flexibility in file system access management. These are the key access control facilities present
 in Samba today:
 1) UNIX File and Directory Permissions
 2) Samba Share Definitions
 3) Samba Share ACLs
    Just like it is possible in MS Windows NT to set ACLs on shares themselves, so it is possible to do this in Samba.
    Few people make use of this facility, yet it remains on of the easiest ways to a ect access controls (restrictions)
    and can often do so with minimum invasiveness compared with other methods.
 4) MS Windows ACLs through UNIX POSIX ACLs

 I have a question about Point 3 Samba Share ACLs. Do I need Linux file system ACLs in order to be able to define
 Samba Share ACLs.
 If not I have problems to define ACLs on shares via Windows Explorer from a Windows XP Workstation.
 my environment:
 Samba 3.0 compiled --with-acl-spupport installed on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 8
 OpenLDAP 2.1.4 as suer repository.
 Samba 3.0 is configured as PDC.

 I can log from a Windows XP workstation in Samba Domain. I can connect to shares defined in smb.conf.
 All defined access controls in smb.conf works fine.

 I try to set ACLs on following Share:

   public = yes
   printable = no
   writeable = yes


Vahid Asadi

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