[Samba] Samba4 Permissions not working

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Feb 10 23:50:01 MST 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:47:03PM -0800, Doug Rintoul wrote:
> I have installed and am running Samba4 as a domain controller in an
> existing Domain as described in "Samba4/HOWTO/Join a domain as a DC". I
> compiled Samba4 using the latest git sources. However I am having
> problems with shares on the samba server. I have a share called public
> on the Samba4 server. I created a folder in the share using Windows 2003
> server called test and gave everyone full control on the share. I can
> create files and folders in the test folder from Windows as an
> administrator, but when I try create files and folders in test as a
> regular user, I get "Access Denied", even though everyone is supposed to
> have full control. When I look at the Unix file permissions on the test
> folder I created from Windows I see
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root       users      4096 2012-02-10 12:05 test
> If I change the permission on test folder to 775, I can then create
> files and folders in test as a regular user from a Windows computer. The
> weird thing is, if I create a text document using a Windows admin
> account the Unix permissions on the text document are
> -rw-r--r--  1 root     users         10 Feb 10 12:35 readme.txt
> Yet I can edit, rename and delete that document as a regular Windows
> user. It would seem that Samba4 is treating folder permissions
> differently from file permissions. Is this a bug? How can I created
> folders from a Windows machine and set permissions without having to go
> to the Samba server and set Unix permissions manually?

You need to wait until the source3 file server is made
the default for this to work, I'm afraid. We're not quite
at release state yet.



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