[Samba] why client changing ACL of all subfolder and files that have inherit when change ACL of a folder.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Aug 9 22:42:56 UTC 2016

On Fri, Aug 05, 2016 at 05:56:01PM -0700, Steven Fu wrote:
> Hi,
> We just noticed one thing in our system.
> We have a samba share, in that we have folder and files all have "inherit
> permissions" set on.
> When we change the windows permission on a top level folder(with windows
> explorer for example), the client is actually sending requests to change
> ACL of each subfolder and files under it, which we are not expecting since
> they should be inheriting permissions from parent anyway.
> We tried the same on a windows server share, seems the client only changed
> the ACL of top level folder and did not need to touch any files in it.

Are you sure about that ? The Windows client does do recursive changes.

The only way to be sure is to get a wireshark trace.

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