Samba client delete's root-only files

Nik Sands Nik.Sands at
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.


NIK SANDS - Systems Administrator    MailTo:Nik.Sands at
Information Technology Services             Phone: +61-3-63243732
University of Tasmania, Australia             Fax: +61-3-63243081

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