[Samba] zfs acls and MS office applications

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 21 11:46:39 MDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 09:30:16AM -0400, Gaiseric Vandal wrote:
> I ran into the following two related problems with samba 3.0.xx and  
> Solaris 10 and ZFS
> 1.  With Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2003 you could save the document  
> maybe 4 times but on the 5th time you wouldn't be able to save the file  
> -  or worse it would disappear.
> The issue seemed to be that for the first 4 saves, the MS App would  
> merely modify the document.  But with the 5th save it writes the  
> document out in full to a new file and deletes the old.    Also, rather  
> than allowing the new file to just inherit file permissions, the app  
> will explicitly set the ACE's.   Visual Studio does this as well.

Samba 3.2 and above has much better support for ZFS (NFSv4-style) ACLs.

I suggest trying a later Samba release on Solaris.


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