[Samba] Posix vs. Windows File/Directory Permissions

Mike 1100100 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 10:33:18 MDT 2015

Hello Gents!

Thank you all for responding.
I've got some good reading to do now.

Kind regards,


On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Sébastien Le Ray <
sebastien-samba at orniz.org> wrote:

> Le 13/05/2015 17:41, Rowland Penny a écrit :
>  a = access
>> c = control
>> l = list
>> access control list OR permissions
>> lower case for UNIX,
>> UPPER CASE for Windows
> OK… I guess I should stop here. But please don't forget to send a patch to
> Andreas Gruenbacher, the setfacl man page author since he states « This
> utility sets Access Control Lists (ACLs) of files and directories. » so the
> world can stop using the wrong terminology and start using yours. btw
> getfact will also return the same info as ls -l if you use it on a file
> without any ACL.
> So yes, Windows ACL are translated to Linux ACL, that's why you need acl
> mount option when using a filesystem that does not use them by default and
> that's why, as Andrey Repin states, you cannot access a file as a windows
> user if its UID isn't allowed to access the file using Unix rights and
> that's why you will turn crazy looking out why a user is wiped out Windows
> ACL if he doesn't have a unix uid value and you use RFC2307.
> Regards
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