[Samba] Looking for a set of definitive answers (long)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 23 21:59:20 GMT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 04:30:57PM -0400, David Eisner wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Chris Osicki
> <osk at admin.swisscom-mobile.ch> wrote:
> >>
> >> - Permissions don't propigate through the filesystem.
> >>
> >
> > With POSIX ACL's they do. Take a look at "default ACL", it defines permissions
> > newly created files/directories inherits from their parent directory.
> With Windows 2000+ (I believe), the inheritance is dynamic: changes
> higher up in the tree can affect the permissions of child objects even
> after they are created.   (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223441
> for example).

No, that's not how it works. It's how it's spec'ed, but
the client actually runs down the tree doing the changes,
not the server.

So Samba would work the same way (ie. the Windows client will
do the permissions change walk down the tree against
a Samba server as it would against a Windows server).


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