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

Nathan Vidican nvidican at wmptl.com
Tue Mar 29 12:45:53 GMT 2005

No confirmation over here, havn't had a chance to compile a new copy -
rolled back to 3.0.8 for the time being it's been less buggy but still have
occasional file(s) locking up.

A little unclear here, do I need to add a patch to 3.0.13 before compiling,
or simply add 'dos filetime = yes' to the configuration?

Lastly, does it matter if I'm not using ACL's? Just using plain old UNIX
permissions (750/660 dir/file) and the force-group parameter for most
shares - which works quite well thus far.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at wmptl.com
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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

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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