[Samba] Editing file changes its owner (Samba 3.0.7).
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 14 00:58:35 GMT 2005
On Thursday 13 October 2005 05:42, Przemyslaw Tokarski wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, John H Terpstra wrote:
> > 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
> > Samba3-HOWTO?
> > You can obtain a PDF of the HOWTO from:
> > http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-HOWTO.pdf
> > 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.
> Unfortunately the problem in question occurs under linux as a client.
> Shares are mounted via smbfs or cifs (the same behaviour) and files are
> edited with vi. When I edit files on a local linux filesystem the owner
> is not changed. This "glitch" might propably prevent quotas from
> functionning properly. Suggested workaround does not make the ownership
> of the file being retained as far as I understand. What do you think
> about it ?
Sorry, but smbfs and cifsfs are not part of Samba. They are independant Linux
kernel driver projects. Samba provides only front-end user-space libraries
for the kernel drivers. You need to take this issue up on the smbfs and/or
cifsfs mailing lists.
- John T.
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