[Samba] Question about new Inherit Owner option

Jeremy Allison 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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