Re: ANN: NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 released

Richard B. Johnson (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 14:01:11 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 09:13:38AM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > If the files are NOT set to 'executable' as read by Linux, then samba
> > will not work. For the files to be visible to WIN/Clients, they
> > must have all bits set. This 'feature' can be used to make DOS/Win
> > files temporarily off-limits to WIN/Clients (like during a backup).
> >
> Since when?
> None of the of the data files on my samba server are marked executable, and
> all are readable.
> You probably have "map archive = yes" in mind, but that will *not*
> deny access if
> the executable bit is set or not...
> This is looking at the manual for smb.conf in 2.2.3a.
> Mike

Try it before you complain. I have samba servers all over the place.
If you have a DOS or VFAT file-system mounted and it is accessed by
samba as a "share", only the files that are executable will be seen
by the clients. Check it out.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

Windows-2000/Professional isn't.

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