[Samba] Where are Windows file permissions stored and how to changethem?

Ruth Ivimey-Cook Ruth.Ivimey-Cook at ivimey.org
Tue Jan 11 10:05:59 GMT 2005


> where are the Windows file permissions (i.e. ACL) stored when 
> using Samba?

The answer is "it depends"!

If you have a Linux filesystem that  can store ACLs - such as ext3 with the
appropriate kernel build option - and you have told Samba that it should use
it, then the permissions are stored in the ACL, and you can access them
using the appropriate Linux utilities.

If you haven't done the above, then Samba tries to map the permissions to
the standard Unix permissions, with obviously limited success in some cases.

Hope this helps,


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