[Samba] bogus file times in samba 3.5.4

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Oct 7 14:21:18 MDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 04:05:57PM -0400, Greg Dickie wrote:
> Hey Jeremy,
>   Thank you for the super quick response. I was not aware that they were
> stored in an EA. Is there anyway to see the contents of the EA? (attr -l
> shows nothing). This is an XFS filesystem.  I'm pretty sure the user
> told me that those files were only put on the server on the 5th but I
> will verify that.

Easiest way is to look at the create time from a Windows system,
sorry. No easy way to unpack that EA from the UNIX side. Maybe
a new "net" command (someone else has also asked for this).

> So if a file is created outside samba I assume it will use the POSIX
> dates right? That's confusing....

Well Samba will default to using the oldest time it can find
as the create time, as it used to do.


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