[Samba] Users can't access files on shares

Luka Goltnik luka.goltnik at mave.si
Fri Jan 17 03:33:33 MST 2014

You were right, although I've had user_xattr and acl set in /etc/fstab for
some reason, the file system wasn't mounted with these options. After I
remounted the partition everything was fine again. Thank's for your tip.


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Thomas Harold <thomas-lists at nybeta.com>wrote:

> On 1/14/2014 5:59 AM, Luka Goltnik wrote:
>> Hello fellow Samba experts,
>> I come to you in hour of need. :-)
>> I have successfully set up Samba 4. It's acting as a AD domain controller
>> and on it I have 4 users, 4 groups and 6 shares. For most of the time
>> everything works fine, but samba has occasional glitches.
>> The glitches appear in such way that one user is let's say editing excel
>> file, and after saving the file and exiting excel, another user wants to
>> edit it as well, but get's a window saying "Access denied. Contact your
>> administrator!".
>> So I go exploring what's wrong and open properties of that file, check the
>> security tab and notice that surprisingly there is no Group or user name
>> written as having rights to access this file.
>> When I try to add group to the permission box I just get an error "Unable
>> to save permission changes on <filename.ext>. Access is denied."
> As a guess in the dark, this sounds like your file system which hosts the
> share does not support "extended ACLs".
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_and_configure_file_shares
> If using ext4 for your shares, you need to change /etc/fstab and add the
> following mount options: user_xattr,acl


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