Problems renaming files on samba share

Anthony Farrow a.n.farrow at
Tue Apr 28 11:22:39 GMT 1998


I am now running Samba services to a network of 200 or so 
PC's accessing a central UNIX filserver and overall it is a 
success. There are just a few niggles however.

I'll email my smb.conf later if this is required but I 
guess this may be a common newbie problem. Users all have a 
home directory mapped to their Z drive. This is okay, but 
if they try to rename a file (right click -> rename) is 
comes up with Access is denied! However, it is my home 
directory and I can copy files over okay. 

I don't think it is anything to do with UNIX permissions as 
changing them to 777 does not make any difference.

The relevant part of the smb.conf is this. We have server 
level security pointing at a NT Domain Controller, and the 
same usernames and passwords on each.

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   path = /exports/mappings/nt/%u
   create mode = 0700

Has anybody any ideas?



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  Systems Programmer
  Cranfield University, England

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