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[Samba] Is Samba supposed to work like this?

From: <Matt_Fries_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Aug 17 2010 - 15:01:03 GMT

I have Samba 3.0.33-3.28.el5 running on a CentOS 5.5 server. The samba
server is added as a Member server of our Windows 2003 AD, and winbind is
working OK.

I have a question about the assigning of permissions via the Windows XP
file/folder properties dialog.

My background is mainly in Windows, but I do grasp the concept of UNIX
file permissions. When I attempt to modify the permissions on a folder
that is in the share folder, the behavior isn't the same as it would be as
if I were doing this on a Windows machine. If my user ID is not the UNIX
OWNER of the share folder, then any attempt I make to change permissions
gives me an access denied message. The permissions on the share are 775.

Once I am the owner of the share, When I attempt to add a Windows ACE to
the ACL, and give it full permissions, and click the Apply button, the
entry remains, but the checkboxes for the permissions have all been
cleared. I cannot get the permissions to "Stick". Also, the permissions in
the "security" tab are not always listed for a given Access Control Entry.
All the checkboxes are blank, except for the "Special Permissions" box. I
would think that If I granted ALL access to the ACE, then it should show
all the boxes as checked without me having to go into the advanced screen.

Is SAMBA supposed to be this different from how a Windows server would
react, or is there something just not configured right in samba?

Is there some sort of recommended "best practices" for configuring samba
so it DOES work like a windows server?

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