Bug 2911 - Problem with ACL on MS word documents from MS Office 95 and 97
Problem with ACL on MS word documents from MS Office 95 and 97
Status: NEW
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services
3.0.14a
All Linux
: P3 major
: none
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Reported: 2005-07-22 07:25 UTC by Jiri Novak
Modified: 2006-12-24 23:23 UTC (History)
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Description Jiri Novak 2005-07-22 07:25:05 UTC
I use stable version of Samba 3.0.14a with Debian and XFS filesystem with ACL
support. There is one annoying feature of MS word programs from MS Office 95 and
97 when I use ACL. When user 'A' creates doc file, he is its owner. When user
'B'  make changes in this document and saves them, he becomes its owner, but
user 'A' remains in ACL list and so on. This is big problem, because XFS has
only about 20 items in ACL. In my version of Samba it is possible to resolve the
problem by use 'nt acl support = no', but it has several serious disadvantages.
I know, that in next version I will be able to use 'inherit owner = yes', but I
think, that it would be better to implement something like 'force owner' to
samba for similar cases.
This problem does not occur on word documents from version MS office 2000 and
later. All excel dokuments on all versions MS office are OK too. It does not
depend on used OS ( win NT, 2000, 2003 ).