Samba client delete's root-only files
Nik.Sands at utas.edu.au
Fri Feb 2 01:25:32 GMT 2001
I'm a newbie, so I hope that this is question has not been answered a
thousand times... I couldn't find it in the archives...
This problem exists on some of the SAMBA servers here but not on others. I
want to be able to have several users writing to a SAMBA share, but not to
be able to modify or delete each others files.
I have found that anyone can delete anyones files no matter who owns them
or what permissions are on those files.
For the sake of testing, I created (on the UNIX side) a file in the
directory used for such a SAMBA share and changed its ownership/permissions
such that it had read access for root (owner) and no other access at all
for any group or world.
However, any user connected to that share from Windows can delete such a
file. This is a big problem for me!!!
Note that such users cannot read the file (as it should be) but they can
delte it (from Windows), even though, at the UNIX level, they shouldn't be
able to do either.
Is SAMBA supposed to respect the UNIX permissions? I thought that the man
page indicated that it would not override UNIX permissions.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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