[Samba] Problem with Excel Files and Acls

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Oct 20 20:04:51 GMT 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 09:09:52AM +0200, Marc Cousin wrote:
> I've allready seen a lot of posts about problems with Excel 2000, but I 
> couldn't find one exactly matching my case.
> I'm using a self (and maybe badly) compiled samba 3.0.20 on debian, using 
> ACLs. We're using ADS and winbind (some older NT4 domains remain)
> The users can't open some excel files, spitting a message such as 'the file is 
> readonly or you're trying to open a read only location'. Sorry if the 
> translation is not that good, we're using a french Excel.
> By the way, Excel is correct that the users have read only access to these 
> files...
> I've tried to find the cause to this problem, and it all seem to be linked to 
> the ACL.
> All my users are members of 'Utilisa. du domaine', and it is their main group 
> (as displayed by winbind)
> If I have this ACL, opening fails miserably (except for user marc)
> # file: my_file.xls
> # owner: GROUPESIGMA+marc
> # group: GROUPESIGMA+Utilisa.\040du\040domaine
> user::rwx
> group::r-x
> group:GROUPESIGMA+Admins\040du\040domaine:rw
> group:GROUPESIGMA+DSI:rwx       
> group:ORION+Utilisa.\040du\040domaine:r-x
> mask::rwx
> other::r-x

Can you send an ethereal capture trace of this ? Additionally,
you might want to try 3.0.20b before you go too deeply into
this as there was a bug fixed in the read-only files area (in
fact fixing it was the main reason we released 'b' after 'a').


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