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Re: [Samba] Is Samba supposed to work like this?

From: Robert Heller <heller_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Aug 19 2010 - 12:46:55 GMT
To: Matt_Fries@cbca.com

At Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:01:03 -0500 Matt_Fries@cbca.com wrote:

>
> 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?

I know virtually nothing about MS-Windows, but my guess is that it has
to do how permissions work inder UNIX vs how they work under MS-Windows.
Specificly how the underlying file system in question handles
permissions and/or ACLs.

It may also be related to how Samba is configured in terms of what
permissions / access levels is it granting clients.

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