Forced User option

Darrin M. Gorski dgorski at
Tue Sep 16 19:44:18 GMT 1997

I think you'll have to disconnect and then reconnect. Kill -HUP doesn't do
what you think it does to smbd.


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Darrin M. Gorski, Research Computer Systems Network Support
Scientific Research Laboratories, Ford Motor Company
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On Wed, 17 Sep 1997, Steven Law wrote:

> Hi
> I have been trying this very useful option out on one of our win95 PC's. 
> The head of dept (username hod) also wants to be able to access his own
> account (martin).  He logs on as hod and mounts sharename martin as
> drive G.  I put the "force user = martin" in the list associated with
> this sharename and HUP'd the smb daemon. Although he can access drive G,
> files are still being created as hod on drive G.
> I thought the force user option would create files on drive G owned by
> martin.  Am I mis-reading the idea behind this parameter ?
> Regards
> Steve Law
> -- 
> Computing Officer 
> Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Edinburgh University.
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