[Samba] confirm deletion - possible?

Stefan G. Weichinger lists at xunil.at
Wed Jan 20 12:08:48 UTC 2021

Am 19.01.21 um 15:40 schrieb Peter Milesson via samba:

> It's really strange that you don't get a confirmation dialog from 
> Windows 10. I have got an ancient stand alone Samba server ver. 4.0.9, 
> kernel 3.11.0, OS Slackware 14.0. It's really ancient stuff. I use it 
> frequently from Windows 10 (20H2), and Windows always asks if I want to 
> delete the file permanently. Mounting a share on the box from Linux, I 
> will get the confirmation question if the OS is setup in that way 
> (CentOS default). Other Linuxes just delete the files without further 
> nagging. Total Commander in Android also asks politely. So it's a client 
> thing.

Ah, interesting, thanks.

In this case I can only believe what the users tell me. They access the 
shares from some thin clients, and these are AD-members in the ADS of 
the "large company", while their samba-server is in a separated subnet 
which I run for that one "department".

So I don't have access to the TCs to check things, I could only test it 
with some windows PC from my place (which definitely runs other group 
policies etc).

> As was suggested previously, using some kind of network recycle bin may 
> be a good idea to protect files from disappearing permanently (also keep 
> good backups, if the files may be valuable).

Yes, I suggested that already. And I assume they will want me to turn 
that on soon.

I also run rsnapshots on the filesystems below the shares ... plus 
backups to tape.

It's not that I/we don't have layers of backups, they want some rules in 
place to avoid mistakes from the start.

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