[K12OSN] smbldap adjusting permissions from Windows -

Burroughs, Henry HBurroughs at hhprep.org
Mon Nov 17 14:07:55 UTC 2008

Sorry about bad reply form, I reply from the digest.

Are you using ACLS under linux?  getfacl/setfacl.....

Under samba and those shares, do you have:

Inherit permissions = yes
Inherit acls = yes
Map acl inherit = yes

The whole change permission thing is still funky, however you can start
to add other users to a file as well as some of the rwx abilities from
the windows end.

Henry Burroughs
Technology Director
Hilton Head Preparatory School

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:35:44 -0600
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Subject: Re: [K12OSN] smbldap adjusting permissions from Windows -
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On Nov 14, 2008, at 6:20 AM, Rob Owens wrote:

> I was right-clicking on a folder within the share.  Are you saying  
> that
> attempts to change permissions on the whole share and not just that
> folder?  If so, that would explain my problem (because my user  
> wouldn't
> have permission to change the whole share).  But it doesn't seem  
> intuitive.
> -Rob

I don't have a windows box sitting here to test with at home so I'm  
not sure if that is the case. I just remember that the last time I  
gave myself headaches setting up a PDC using samba, that you had  
permissions/users that were set by samba AND users/permissions that  
pertained to the files/folders on the filesystem themselves. They  
have to work in tandem and getting the setup correct is tricky  
sometimes. The [Printers] and [Homes] sections have pretty bullet  
proof defaults for what they do, but setting up custom shares means  
you have to get your permissions and users/groups just right for both  
the filesystem and samba. Are you using the stick bit? groups? What  
do you want the share to do? If we know exactly what access you want  
to give, we might be able to help better. ... or it might just be  
buggy, or that first permissions screen really DOES apply to the  
shares and not the files/folders.
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