[Samba] GUI file permissions problem

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Sep 27 11:56:12 MDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 06:54:47PM +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> 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.

Ah yeah, that would probably be it. Sorry :-).

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