[Samba] chdir_current_service: vfs_ChDir(/srv/samba/users) failed: Permission denied.

spindles seven spindles7 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 11:09:42 UTC 2021

On 27 November 2021 10:10 Ralph Boehme wrote:
> what about the permission on /, /srv and /srv/samba? The account needs
> at least "x" there.
> -slow
Thanks Ralph.

So  "x" was missing on /srv/samba: 
root at lxd-m1:~# ls -l /srv
total 16
drwxrwx--- 1 root domain admins 34 Feb 26  2021 samba

So add it:
root at lxd-m1:~# chmod 771 /srv/samba
root at lxd-m1:~# ls -l /srv
total 16
drwxrwx--x 1 root domain admins 34 Feb 26  2021 samba

The samba WiKi doesn't mention adding the "x" at all in the directory hierarchy as far as I can see;   if so maybe a note needs adding to the relevant page(s)?

Have added the "x" to the /srv/samba directory and the logs haven't recurred (so far!).

Not sure I understand why this will work, considering that the line: "acl_xattr:ignore system acl = yes" is in smb.conf?

Checking man smb.conf I can't find the description of this parameter.
A search finds mention of "acl)xattr:ignore system acls = yes" (note the plural of acl) but no actual description of the parameter.

The Wiki suggests adding "acl_xattr:ignore system acl = yes", but should it be: "acl_xattr:ignore system acls = yes"?


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