Possible error in example smb.conf

Steve Sandau ssandau at bath.tmac.com
Wed Aug 16 13:51:24 GMT 2000

Doesn't the 'write list' parameter mean that it's writeable for members
of the group 'staff,' but not writeable (read-only) for anyone else? I
hope so, because I have used that structure for shares on a new file
server I have set up...

Ron Alexander wrote:
> I believe there is an error in the example below. The comments say 'read
> only' but the 'writable = yes' would appear to be contrary.
> If I am wrong, can someone point out the error of my ways.
> If I am correct, could someone who knows how to submit a correction do so,
> or tell me how to do it, or how to learn to do it. I am not a Unix person,
> so I don't understand or don't have access to the tools mentioned in the
> instructions I have read.
> This is from the packaging/RedHat dir.
> # A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
> # the "staff" group
> ;[public]
> ;   comment = Public Stuff
> ;   path = /home/samba
> ;   public = yes
> ;   writable = yes
> ;   printable = no
> ;   write list = @staff
> Ron

Steve Sandau, IS Technician
TMA Bath, Maine
ssandau at bath.tmac.com

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