Problem faced while defining permissions for read & wirte access

Joel Hammer Joel at
Tue Oct 9 03:58:02 GMT 2001

Maybe your users are not being recognized by samba.
Use %U and %u  to see which names are being reported as the client name and
the user name of this share. If not recognized, either user will have write access
because of the read only = no.
Try making read only = yes or drop it entirely and see what happens.

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 11:17:42AM +0530, FRANCO FERNANDES wrote:
> Hi!
> I have got a requirement of defining a share,where one user should have
> reader rights & other should be having write rights.The definition is as
> below
> comment = Testing Permissions
> path = /usr/local/support
> valid users = ibm, god
> read list = ibm
> write list = god
> read only = No
> when i define this the user=GOD gets permissions properly i.e=write
> But the user=IBM also gets write permissions instead of read.
> I have relaxed the permissions on unix by giving 0777 to the path

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