[Samba] Samba and Windows ACL Issue

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 27 20:58:35 GMT 2005

On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 02:50:30PM -0600, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Friday 27 May 2005 14:39, Doug VanLeuven wrote:
> > John,
> > Why should acl support be needed for a simple owner or group change?
> It isn't. I was responding to the matter of ACL's support. You are perfectly 
> correct - ownership management has nothing to do with ACL's per se.
> But in UNIX only root can change the ownership of a file, unlike Windows, in 
> which the owner can change the ownership of the file (or directory).
> If you want to make it possible for a user to change file and directory 
> ownership you will need to use the user rights and privileges setting to 
> provide that. The user will need to be given seDiskOperatorPrivilege - and 
> that makes them 'root' for all such operations.

Just an FYI: This is not yet implemented. I think the privilege would be
"TakeOwnership" also.


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