[Samba] Samba3.0.2a, MS Office (Excel), Save problem.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Mar 12 01:02:41 GMT 2004

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 04:32:57PM +0100, Jonas Olsson wrote:
> In my deployment of Samba 3.0.2a to two production environments I came
> across this problem. I am not using ACLs in the underlying filesystem
> (ext3fs) on our Linux servers but files saved by Excel and Word (Office
> XP/2003) were getting Unix modes of 0444 (only the read flag set).
> In my case I was able to boil the problem down to the following
> combination of options:
> profile acls = yes
> nt acl support = yes
> If both of these are set for a share (nt acl support is enabled for all
> shares by default), Excel and Word will reset the file permissions to
> read-only for files saved. I suspect this has to do with Office
> applications trying to change the ACLs on files they manipulate.

Hmmm - setting "profile acls = yes" when you have no ACL
support enabled in the filesystem would not seem to be a
good idea....

I'll take a look and see if I can reproduce this.

Thanks very much in tracking down the problem this
precisely !



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