[Samba] Different permissions displayed in "security" tab and"advanced" tab

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Wed Jun 22 11:13:53 MDT 2011


Samba does not have the ability to change the permissions of directories 
on the security tab, and many times they will not be displayed either.  
As you have already discovered, permissions on directories are changed 
in Advanced.  The permissions of files can be manipulated on the 
security tab.


On 06/22/2011 4:28 AM, David Roid wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Got a weird ACL issue:
> First of all, my Linux host is fully ACL enabled (kernel support, file
> system support, mount with xattr, library support, samba compilation
> support, all set).
> Then a share is created with vfs acl_xattr and ea support on, got mounted on
> a Windows client as administrator, and a directory created right under the
> drive. The issue is when I was checking out the security tab, as can be seen
> from attached screenshot, the administrator is displayed with no permission
> at all (nothing ticked) in the basic security tab, whereas the advanced tab
> shows the administrator with full control, which is self-contradictory and
> confusing. I then try to grant some permission to administrator by ticking
> and clicking apply, failed with the error "can't save the changes... the
> parameter is invalid".
> I do suppose full control is correct because I can read, write and
> everything under the directory, plus getfacl from Linux side demonstrated
> that administrator is actually with "rwx" on the newly created directory.
> Any idea why is this? Thanks in advance.
> p.s. I have no problem adding/granting additional ACLs for users other than
> administrator.
> Regards
> -David

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