[Samba] Permissions not recursive on win2K?

Shawn Wright swright at sls.bc.ca
Tue Sep 20 23:15:22 GMT 2005

On 20 Sep 2005 at 17:02, Larry McElderry wrote:

> 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.

I have confirmed EA support in the FS, and presumably the kernel, since I 
get this when setting and getting an attr:

[root at ADMIN3 console]# attr -s test -V blah samba-3.0.14a.tar.gz
Attribute "test" set to a 4 byte value for samba-3.0.14a.tar.gz:
[root at ADMIN3 console]# attr -g test samba-3.0.14a.tar.gz
Attribute "test" had a 4 byte value for samba-3.0.14a.tar.gz:

I have added 'ea support=yes' to smb.conf, restarted samba, but still no 
luck on either a Redhat SGI/XFS 7.2 system, or a Mandrake 10.1 XFS 
system. The samba docs refer to a 'user_xattr' mount option, which 
doesn't exist for XFS, but EAs are working with 'attr'. 

Can I narrow down the smb log searching with a specific debug class?

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

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