Problem with trying to set up a public folder

Michael Stone mstone at
Sat Aug 29 15:33:39 GMT 1998

> I am running samba 1.9.18p7 on Red Hat's Linux 5.1. I have finally got
> samba to work that I can see the folders and the printer, but I can
> write, change, delete files on the three public folders. Below is a
> copy of my smb.conf.  Can someone tell what I am doing wrong? How can
> I access these can create, change, and delete files. Thanks                                                
> # 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
>    read only = no
>    create mode = 0765

I'm not sure what you're trying to get from that create mode. Try
something like:

  comment = Public
     path = whatever
     public = yes
     writable = yes
     printable = no
     create mode = 0660
     force group = staff

And set the permission on the /home/samba directory as follows:
     chmod 2771 /home/samba

Mike Stone

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