Query with Samba 2.0.7

brett.green brett.green at gmaccc.co.uk
Thu Nov 22 05:37:02 GMT 2001


I'm currently having a small problem with Samba 2.0.7 and I wondered if
I could run the problem by you, unfortunately I'm new to Samba and my
knowledge is currently  fairly limited...

The problem.....

I have a Sun server running Solaris2.7 and Samba 2.0.7. On this server I
have a directory that contains a file, the permissions are set as

        drwxr-xr-x     permstest
                rwxrwxrwx    file1

Under unix with permissions set as above I can log into the system as a
"normal" user and edit and save the above file.  But I'm unable to
create or delete any files within the permstest directory, this is what
I want to happen.

But if I try access the file via NT (MSword etc ) I can edit the file
but I'm unable to save any changes.  I receive an error that reads .....

"Cannot save `G:\itdept\permstest\file1'. The file is marked as read

What I am trying to achieve is, a "normal" user can log into his/hers NT
box and be able to edit all files in the above directory via there G
(wrkgrps) drive but they will not be unable to create or delete any
files. Obliviously if I change the directory permissions to 757 this
would solve the editing part but would allow users to create and delete
files in this area.  From a unix point of things everything works ok
with the current permissions that I have set.  But when the file is
edited via the Samba drive the permission problem occurs.

Is there a way round this ???

Some G drive details and global parameters follow...

NB.  The G drive points to the "wrkgrps" share in the /etc/smb.conf.

# Global parameters
        workgroup = BNY-INTL
        server string = Samba Server 2.0.7
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = BRNT2 BRNT1
        max log size = 50
        time server = Yes
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        admin users = smeclnt
        preserve case = No
        short preserve case = No
        mangled names = No
        oplocks = No

        path = /home/wrkgrps/%U
        force user = %U
        writeable = Yes
        create mask = 0777
        force create mode = 0777
        directory mask = 0777
        force directory mode = 0777

-------------- next part --------------
This e-mail is sent on behalf of GMAC Commercial Credit Limited (Company no. 661920) It, including any attachments, is intended only for the addressee named above. It may contain confidential, privileged or protected information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender. You may not copy, rely upon, or otherwise disclose
the contents of this e-mail to any third party without our consent and you are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the nature of the information it contains. Failure to do so may constitute an offence. Please note that neither GMAC, nor the sender, accepts any responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan the e-mail and attachments (if any). No contracts may be concluded on behalf of GMAC by means of e-mail communications.

More information about the samba mailing list