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Old 01-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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help needed with acls and samba server

Hi - I over our Christmas break I moved a samba file server from Slackware 10.2 to 12.2 at a university where samba is used in a classroom lab setting. In the 10.2 machine I used to compile samba myself but for the new server I went with the slackware package v3.2.15. Both were the same versions but this one had acl usage enabled which I wasn't aware of. After the conversion everything looked good but later I found I had to reconnect the computers and when then when classes started the PROE app wouldn't start with accounts that existed prior to break - error message pointed to something in the registry. (I had used all the same samba related files except for the samba software.)

At this point, the problem seems to be related to acls. I don't (think I) need acls. It seems acls adds a layer of complexity that is not easy to decipher or manipulate with the old tools. Is there a way to turn it off for the whole system or is it just in this samba instance that acls could be causing the problem. I tried to disable acls in samba but I don't remember if that didn't fix the problem or caused a different one. I am also a little hesitant to do much experimenting with samba settings at this point in the semester.


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Old 01-25-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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To remove acls all you need to do is open /etc/fstab and remove the acl option. Then do a mount -a.
Old 01-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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I had to look at the mount man page to find where acls were turned on. I don't have the courage to try changing it right now but plan to test it out soon.


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