Can someone explain how samba handles permissions?
mlangas at planet8.tds-eagan.lmco.com
Fri Sep 25 13:32:09 GMT 1998
Can someone explain the following behavior. I don't understand
windows permissions very well, so I'm not sure if the following is a
problem or considered normal.
I have a directory called sigmaproj on my samba server; ls -la gives
the following information:
14 drwxrwxrwx 31 bkelly users 6656 Sep 17 16:12 sigmaproj
in this directory is a file:
2 -rw-r--r-- 1 dvorak users 253 Jul 3 17:57 sigma.log
As I understand it, any user should be able to delete the file sigma.log
via a samba connection. The Unix file system should allow the file to
deleted because all users have write privileges on the sigmaproj
If I understand windows permissions correctly, I believe I should also
able to delete the file after clicking the OK button on a warning dialog
I find however, that samba users other than bkelly can not delete the
I wanted to verify that windows would allow such a delete, so I set up a
in a windows to windows environment. As I suspected, I was able to
the file after I confirmed my intentions on a dialog box.
If windows allows the delete and unix allows the delete, why doesn't
Do I have something configured incorrectly?
Thanks in advance,
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