[Samba] Directory permission windows issue

David Disseldorp ddiss at sgi.com
Fri May 30 08:14:41 GMT 2008

Hi Conor,

On Wed, 28 May 2008 21:49:33 +0100
"Conor O'Callaghan" <cocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:

> The kernel has acl support and the share partition is mounted with acls
> support. The problem occurs on directories, when you set permissions, the
> permissions will change but windows properties show all the security boxes
> unticked as if no user has any permissions on it.

Is the lower 'special permissions' box checked?

If so this is due to the permission inheritance flags on the folder.
Folder permissions defined without 'this folder, subfolders & files'
inheritance will appear as 'special permissions'.

Permissions (and inheritance) state can be viewed from the Advanced
dialog, you just have to drill a little deeper to see them ;-)

Samba 3, by default does not store folder inheritance flags, therfore
all folder inheritance defauts to 'this folder only'.

Cheers, Dave

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