The group met on zoom. Ten people attended.


  • One of the participants was unable to access some files on a truenas server from a Windows machine. The meeting started out with a discussion about what might be causing these access problems.
  • We eventually diagnosed the problem as a Windows permissions problem perhaps caused by the files in question being created by one user and then accessed by a different user.
  • The solution that we arrived at was to use Windows to recursively change the file permissions to allow access.
  • The fix worked but is not perfect. Ideally the permissions used to read and write the files should work without any changes after the fact.
  • This concern led to a discussion about differences between Linux and Windows file permissions, owner/group/other (on Linux), Access Control List’s (aka ACL’s) on Windows, ACL’s on Linux(!), ACL’s on Samba, etc.