[Samba] Editing file changes its owner (Samba 3.0.7).

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Oct 12 13:58:05 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 12 October 2005 07:31, Przemyslaw Tokarski wrote:
> Hello !!
>  When a user edits a file belonging to another user and then saves the
> file he becomes the owner of that file. Both users belong to the same
> group and the file can be read or written to by the group members.
> Server: Red hat 9, kernel 2.4.20-31.9, Samba 3.0.7, unix extensions
> enabled
> Client: Red hat 9, kernel 2.4.20-31.9, shares mounted via smbfs or cifs
> (the same behaviour).
> Is that all normal or did I do something wrong ?
> I'll appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Does your situation match that described in Section 15.6.3 of the 

You can obtain a PDF of the HOWTO from:


If your case matches this situation the probem you are dealing with is a known 
feature of how Windows Office products function. Please see the work-around 
that has been documented in the HOWTO.

John T.
John H Terpstra
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