Bug 3110 - Hidden file attribute on FAT filesystems prohibited
Summary: Hidden file attribute on FAT filesystems prohibited
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.10
Hardware: x86 Windows XP
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-18 08:46 UTC by Daniel
Modified: 2005-09-29 07:52 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel 2005-09-18 08:46:34 UTC

I am having a problem when trying to change the hidden file attribute on a 
FAT32 filesystem, when accessing the share from a Windows XP system.
The problem is that it is not possible to change this hidden attribute and 
generates the following error: "access denied" on a windows popup.
This is not the case when trying that from an ext3 filesystem.
I am using CentOS 4 (RHEL 4).

Here are the mount options I am using:
/dev/hdb1               /samba_backups          vfat    
uid=root,gid=samba,umask=007,utf8       0 0

Here is my smb.conf configuration file I am using:

   workgroup = MYHOME
   server string =
   hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.
   log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.log
   security = user
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   interfaces =
   dns proxy = no
   winbind use default domain = no
   map to guest = Bad User
   unix charset = UTF-8
   dos charset = UTF-8
   display charset = LOCALE
   comment = Backup dirs
   path = /samba
   valid users = john
   force user = john
   create mask = 0770
   directory mask = 0770
   public = no
   writable = yes
   read only = no
   printable = no
   # This allows you to hide the shared path.
   browseable = no
   guest ok = yes

Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-09-29 07:52:13 UTC
file system bug.  You'll need to talk to fat32 fs maintainers about it.