[Samba] Permissions not recursive on win2K?

Larry McElderry larry at ptcoupling.com
Tue Sep 20 22:02:08 GMT 2005

There are probably other (better) methods,  but one is:

Pick a file on the file system in question and try the command
attr -g aa FileName

If EA's are support you'll get a message saying "No data found" (unless you actually have an attribute named aa),  otherwise it will
report "Operation not supported".

You could also try xfsdump.   For further reading: man -k xattr

For samba to use them I believe you also have to have "ea support = Yes" in your smb.conf.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+larry=ptcoupling.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+larry=ptcoupling.com at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
Shawn Wright
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:11 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Permissions not recursive on win2K?

On 19 Sep 2005 at 12:02, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:32:22AM -0700, Shawn Wright wrote:
> > Sorry for the report, but I got exactly zero replies, so I will try again:
> >
> > I am now running 3.0.14a, but the permissions recursion problem still exists. Each time I apply permissions to a tree using the
Win2K GUI, the addition or removal of an> > n other words, if the tree is 4 levels deep, it will take 3 passes of the
> > operation before the ACL change appears in the 4th level. This long
> > standing problem is seriously limiting our migration to samba. Can
> > someone please tell me if this has been fixed in 3.0.20?
> >
> > I have offered configs, debug, etc. and the offer still stands. I just want to
> > see this problem fixed, and can't believe it is not affecting more users.
> >
> > For the record, here is the environment:
> > Mandrake 10.1 with ACL support on XFS
> > The share used for testing the issue is the "home" share.
> > PDC is running NT4 SP6a
> > Client used for setting ACLs running Win2K SP4, tested using GUI, cacls,
> > and xcacls.
> Do you know if it's allowing EA's to be set on the filesystem ?
> The inheritance code uses EA's.

Ok, I've tried to find more info on this, but cannot find any specific
resources for determing if I am supporting EAs correctly. Is there
something specific I can look for in samba error logs at a certain debug
level? I have this issue on two production servers running Mandrake 10.1
with XFS, so if I had an idea what to look for in the logs, it would be
helpful. Thanks.

Shawn Wright, I.T. Manager
Shawnigan Lake School
swright at sls.bc.ca

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