[Samba] Can't get 'dos filemode' to work as expected
fb at ltec.ch
Thu Mar 24 03:09:53 MDT 2011
After an upgrade to samba 3.5.8 (from 3.2.5) the option 'dos filemode'
does not seem to work anymore. If I (as a user) do not own the file I
can't change permissions.
I am user 'felix' and member of supplementary group 'Development'. To
test things I use the following share definition:
path = /srv/samba/file-shares/tmp
browseable = yes
read only = no
invalid users = root administrator
delete readonly = yes
inherit owner = yes
force group = Development
dos filemode = yes
A 'getfacl' on /srv/samba/file-shares/tmp returns:
# file: srv/samba/file-shares/tmp
# owner: root
# group: root
# flags: -s-
From the 'smb.conf' man page concerning option 'dos filemode':
Enabling this parameter allows a user who has write access to the file
(by whatever means, including an ACL permission) to modify the
permissions (including ACL) on it.
My understanding: as a member of group 'Development' I do have write
access to '/srv/samba/file-shares/tmp' by means of the ACL.
Trying to modify permissions on a directory or file I create in that
share does not work and reports access denied, no matter if I use
Windows Explorer or smbclient from an other linux box.
What am I misunderstanding here?
Many thanks, Felix
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