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

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Mar 29 17:27:04 GMT 2005

On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:01:10AM +0100, Urs Rau wrote:
> 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?

Most people have reported this being fixed with dos filetimes=yes
and 3.0.13. There are still a few outstanding issues when people are
using ACLs I'm looking into right now.


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