Query with Samba 2.0.7
jhammer2 at home.com
Thu Nov 22 08:41:02 GMT 2001
It is as I feared. I made test directory chmod 777, saved some
stuff, and found:
-rwxrw-rw- 1 ftp ftp 54 Nov 22 11:09 ~$syFile
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Nov 22 11:07 ~WRL0002.tmp
in the directory. ftp is my guest user. This was done with word. So, it
seems that you need to find a way to make word used another directory when
it makes these temporary files.
I also notice that the owner of my test files are changed to ftp if I can
save to this directory, too.
I set the sticky bit on test, but then again word cannot save to my testfile
So, it seems that word needs read and write capability on the directory and
also needs to be able to erase the file it is saving.
There must be a way to solve this but I have to go clean the kitchen.
On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 10:18:07AM -0500, Joel Hammer wrote:
> This works for me just as you want with Notepad but NOT with Word or
> Wordperfect 9
> ls -al / | grep test
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Nov 22 09:32 test
> That's my directory.
> ls -al test
> total 3
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Nov 22 09:32 .
> drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 1024 Nov 22 09:32 ..
> -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Nov 22 09:37 testfile
> path = /test
> read only = no
> guest ok = yes
> I have guest account = ftp in global
> Using notepad I can call up testfile, edit, and save it.
> I cannot save it to a different name.
> This doesn't work with more complicated wordprocessors like word or
> wordperfect. I got the same error you got. I don't know why but it may have
> to do with how they lock files. I turned off oplocks but there was no change I could detect.
> I doubt that notepad locks files.
> Perhaps a review of logs with log level = 6 might show what is happening.
> Maybe they are trying to save some temporary file to this directory during the
> There may be way to set up the directory to avoid this problem. You could
> set the sticky bit on these files. Maybe that would prevent anyone from
> deleting them.
> There may be a parameter to prevent people from creating new directories in
> Ideally, we should find out what Word is doing when it tries to save a file.
> So, more work needs to be done, but, I have to go clean the turkey.
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 05:36:35AM -0800, brett.green wrote:
> > Hello
> > 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
> > follows....
> > 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
> > only"
> > 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
> > [global]
> > 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 = 126.96.36.199
> > admin users = smeclnt
> > preserve case = No
> > short preserve case = No
> > mangled names = No
> > oplocks = No
> > [wrkgrps]
> > path = /home/wrkgrps/%U
> > force user = %U
> > writeable = Yes
> > create mask = 0777
> > force create mode = 0777
> > directory mask = 0777
> > force directory mode = 0777
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