[Samba] Re: Problems with Excel & MS Word files (still)

Urs Rau urs.rau at uk.om.org
Tue Mar 29 10:01:10 GMT 2005

Jeremy or Nathan,

Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Ok, I have a working theory for this. It concerns ACLs and what 
> happens when excel wants to update the filetime on a file the user 
> doesn't own.
> Normally you just set the "dos filetime" parameter to allow this 
> (this causes a timestamp to be updated on a file if you can write to 
> it - normally POSIX only allows this if you're the owner). I've
> realised the codepath here doesn't check ACL semantics. This is a bug
> we've had since we introduced ACLs a long time ago but only now seems
> to have been triggered.
> Here is a patch to the just released 3.0.13 that causes ACL entries 
> to be properly checked when "dos filetime= True" has been set.
> Please try this on top of 3.0.13 and let me know if it fixes the 
> issues.

Has this been confirmed, as fixing it? I am rolling a 3.0.13 maintenance 
release and it would be nice to clear this excel ACL bug. What is the 
bugzilla entry for this bug, so I can follow it?

Thanks a lot.


Urs Rau
Head of Operations
Operation Mobilisation
UK National Office

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