Clicking on the
button brings up a dialog box telling you who owns
the given file. The owner name will be displayed like this:
SERVER\user (Long name)
is the NetBIOS name of the Samba server,
is the username of the UNIX user who owns the file, and
descriptive string identifying the user (normally found in the GECOS field of the UNIX password database).
Click on the button to remove this dialog.
If the parameter
nt acl support is set to
the file owner will be shown as the NT user
The button will not allow you to change the ownership of this file to
yourself (clicking it will display a dialog box complaining that the user as whom you are currently logged onto
the NT client cannot be found). The reason for this is that changing the ownership of a file is a privileged
operation in UNIX, available only to the
user. Because clicking on this button causes
NT to attempt to change the ownership of a file to the current user logged into the NT client, this will
not work with Samba at this time.
There is an NT
command that will work with Samba and allow a user with administrator
privilege connected to a Samba server as root to change the ownership of files on both a local NTFS file system
or remote mounted NTFS or Samba drive. This is available as part of the Seclib NT
security library written by Jeremy Allison of the Samba Team and is downloadable from the main Samba FTP site.