[Samba] android cifsmanager requires group read permissions on samba server

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 14:51:26 MDT 2012

not at all.  Server side is translating POSIX file modes and ACL's to
cifs ACL's, then the client is again translating cifs acl's to posix.
Unless you have unix extensions on, which can cause some file
ownership issues if your systems UID's aren't synced.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM, illum <illumilore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wouldn't the permissions issue be completely server side? Considering
> that both normal clients and cifsmanager are using the same user login
> and the server logs show the same login information except for a
> different ip address, what could cifsmanager be doing differently that
> would require other permissions? Wouldn't the server just allow access
> to the files based on who logged in?
>> You've asked the cifsmanager support too?  maybe they've done
>> something odd in their client.
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:05 AM, illum <illumilore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I checked the logs on the samba server, and the cifsmanager entries are
>> > the same as other samba clients that don't have this problem. So what
>> > could be causing the samba server to randomly require group permissions?
>> >
>> >> I have a server setup with samba, and other linux clients can connect
>> >> to the shares with no problems. I also have an android phone (w/
>> >> cyanogenmod) that uses the app cifsmanager from the android market to
>> >> mount the server shares on it as a client. The problem is that after a
>> >> share is mounted, the client cannot see any files or folders unless the
>> >> server's share is group readable. Both other linux clients, which can
>> >> read from the server without group read permissions, and the cifsmanager
>> >> log into the server with the same user. I checked the samba logs on the
>> >> server, and both the phone and other clients seem to connect in the same
>> >> way, so it seems weird that the phone would require group readability to
>> >> be able to see the files. It would seem to me that the server would be
>> >> controlling that aspect of the connection.
>> >>    Is there some mounting option that I am missing here, could this be a
>> >> samba bug, or would it be a bug in the cifsmanager? It just seems to me
>> >> that once a share is mounted, the permissions shouldn't have to be
>> >> different for one client or the other.
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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