[Samba] GUI file permissions problem

Rowland Penny rpenny at f2s.com
Thu Sep 27 11:54:47 MDT 2012

On 27/09/12 18:26, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:57:26AM +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> Hello,
>> If I login into a windows box and navigate to a file stored on a
>> samba server, I can alter the file permissions by right clicking on
>> the file and selecting 'properties' then 'Security'.
>> But if I login into a Linux box (running Ubuntu 12.04&  Samba 3.6.3)
>> and navigate to the same file on the server, then right click on the
>> file and select 'Properties' then 'Permissions', I get 'The
>> permissions of "<filename>" could not be determined'.
>> This happens however I connect to the server, I have tried Nautilus,
>> Caja, Eiciel and Gigolo. None of them can display the permissions of
>> a file or a directory on a samba server. Is this a general Linux
>> problem, or, as I am beginning to think, a problem with the way that
>> one samba server connects to another i.e. in a totally different way
>> from windows.
>> Is there anyway that I can set the ACLs on the Samba server from
>> another Linux box without resorting to SSH&  setfacl?
> Using Nautilus "connect to server" I think uses libsmbclient,
> which doesn't export ACLs. You need to mount using the
> cifsfs kernel module, which should allow direct modification
> of the POSIX ACLs if the Samba server has "unix extensions = yes"
> set.
> Jeremy.
Hi Jeremy, would this be the CONFIG_CIFS_ACL kernel option that Ubuntu 
12.04 doesn't have set, I found this option this afternoon via our old 
friend Google.



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