[Samba] Cannot change NTACL for share from Windows

Viktor Trojanovic viktor at troja.ch
Mon Jun 1 03:46:46 UTC 2020

On June 1, 2020 00:32:23 Roy Eastwood via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Sorry, send to list as well
>> I've set up Samba 4.11 in an unprivileged container. At this point, I can 
>> only assume that this might be the issue here, though I
> can't
>> quite understand why. Does anyone happen to have an explanation, is there 
>> maybe a workaround? I know for a fact that it works
>> with privileged containers, having used several of these myself.
>> Viktor
> That's your problem - it needs a privileged container so that the container 
> can change the permissions on the underlying filing
> system.

OK, I found some evidence of this here: 

It seems that changing xattr information requires real root which is why it 
won't work with an unprivileged container.

If what is said in that discussion is true, then the only workaround for a 
non privileged container is to assume no support for xattr and use 
posix:eadb in smb.conf.


Not recommended, though, as it comes with a significant performance hit.

There seems to be anecdotal evidence, however, that xattr may work even 
with an unprivileged container when btrfs is used.


I couldn't find more sources to confirm this though. May run some tests of 
my own when I find the time.


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