[Samba] Default Posix ACLs are ignored when copying files
between two directories using Windows (XP)
liste at kurgan.org
Sun Apr 23 17:50:45 GMT 2006
Saturday, April 8, 2006, 1:50:53 AM, you wrote:
JML> I'm seeing this exact same behavior on my Samba server. For what it's
JML> worth, I also see this same behavior with shares/folders on a Windows
JML> NT system. It seems Samba/Linux and Windows NT behave the same in
JML> this regard.
JML> One thing you can do is tell your users to "copy" files from
JML> directory A to directory B, then delete the original files from
JML> directory A. It's annoyingly inconvenient, (and inefficient) but it
I did some tests and came to the same conclusions (that is, I need to copy
and not move files). I did not know that WinNT does the same, I supposed
it should have worked correctly.
I really don't have an elegant way of avoding this issue, because I also
have all directories with different ACLs on a single big file system.
Maybe this issue should be discussed on the ACL list instead of the Samba
one. A possible (horrible) workarond from a Samba perspective could be to
remap "move" operations to "copy and delete" ones. Another (better)
workaround involves smbd applying default ACLS to files when they are
moved to the destination directory. But again I suppose this is an issue
with file system ACL support, and not with Samba.
Fabio "Kurgan" Muzzi
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