[Samba] Question about new Inherit Owner option
jra at samba.org
Sun Jun 26 17:14:59 GMT 2005
On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 06:33:44AM -0400, AndyLiebman at aol.com wrote:
> Apparently there's a new "Inherit Owner" option for smb.conf that allows you
> to configure Samba to set the owner of a new file or directory based on
> owner of the parent directory. That seems like a very useful feature!
> My question is, does "Inherit Owner" also work when you MOVE a file from one
> directory to another? In other words, if a file called "text" is owned by
> "bob" and it's in the "bob stuff" directory(which is owned by bob), when you
> move it to the "joe stuff" directory (which is owned by joe) will the ownership
> of "text" change to joe?
> Or does this only work on newly-created files?
If depends on how the move is being done - if it's a create new, copy data,
copy metadata (timestamps) then it'll work as a new file. If it uses the SMBmv
command it won't. Almost no clients use SMBmv so you should be ok.
> And does it work on directories too?
> Also, when was "Inherit Owner" introduced? I have Samba 3.0.13 and don't
> seem to have it there. Was it 3.0.14?
I added it post 3.0.14a.
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