[Samba] smbldap: odd ownership of un-tarred files

Bill Gurley bgurley at utk.edu
Sat Apr 24 16:35:27 GMT 2004

I've just been setting up a new server with RHEL 3, samba 3 with LDAP 
authentication and using the smbldap-tools ver. 0.8.4.  I've finally got 
things working, but just noticed something odd.

I have so far only created myself as a user, with uid=1000 and gid=513.

As root, I obtained the latest gzip file for squirrelmail and untar'd 
it.  The odd thing is that the directory created by un-taring this file 
is owned as follows:

drwxr-sr-x   16 gurley   1000   4096 Oct  1  2003 squirrelmail-1.4.2

I tried unzipping other random gz files and find that they acquire 
random ownerships above 1000, instead of the expected root.root!

What's going on?  Have I messed something up?


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  Department of Chemistry          |    Consider Linux and
  Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville    |    Open Source Software!

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