[Samba] Fileshare - how to enable Modify permission for an rwx-enabled file

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Nov 16 11:42:35 UTC 2018

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:16:15 +0100
"Mgr. Peter Tuharsky via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Thank You, Rowland.
> I have already read that. According to chapter File System Support,
> does that imply, that Samba could also well never grant Modify
> permission for linux ACLs? Do I need extended ACLs on filesystem in
> order to do that? I thought, that write permission on filesystem
> should be sufficient for Samba to grant Modify for Windows...

Linux has nothing that compares to 'modify' directly, it has 'rwx' or
'read, write and enter/execute', for what you want, you need to use
Windows ACL's and these will be stored in an EA.

> As of smb.conf, here is snippet

Posting parts of a smb.conf without the [global] section is like
posting just one page of a book, you do not get the full context ;-)

> [pripomienkovanie]
>    path = /mnt/data_disk/www/pripomienkovanie/
>     dos filetime resolution = yes
>     writable = yes
>     read only = no

The above two lines are interesting, if something is writable, this
means it isn't just readable, or to put it another way, they both mean
the same so why have both ?

>     preserve case = yes
>     create mask = 775
>     directory mask = 2775
>     oplocks = false
>     level2oplocks = false

Why don't you want oplocks ?

To be honest, I would replace all of the above with this:

    path = /mnt/data_disk/www/pripomienkovanie/
    read only = no

Then follow the wikipage I point you to earlier.


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