Occasional 'Permission denied'

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Mon Jan 9 05:39:43 GMT 2006

On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 10:22:57AM -0500, Tim Boyer wrote:
> It's not many files, but since I'm running as root, I'm curious why
> there's a problem creating/deleting/unlinking these files.

Only your OS can tell you for sure, but things to check for include:
accessing networked filesystem data that removes foreign root privs
(making root's access happen as "nobody"), and protections that are not
UID/GID-based, such as SELinux's ACLs.


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