[Samba] file permissions
DMcBride at ctwenterprises.com
Fri Apr 26 06:42:20 GMT 2002
From: Bradley W. Langhorst [mailto:brad at langhorst.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 5:12 PM
To: David McBride
Cc: Samba "email list (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [Samba] file permissions
On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 17:41, David McBride wrote:
> I have got my Samba file shareing to work, now I can not seem to get the
> permissions worked out like I would like.
> I would like admin and joe to have read and write access to all 4 folders.
> When I try to write to any folder except admin logged in as admin I can
you need to join admin and joe to the smbusers group
and set the permissions on user1 and user2 to at least 775
for that to happen.
Does this mean add them to the admins group? I have already done that, if
it means something different can you please give more detailed explanation.
I think that is an unusual configuration though - most users have
exclusive write access to their home dirs (only root can also write
This unusual config may be because Im looking at things from a windoze
network poing of view. Take a small office situation for example: an office
manager and some workers. The workers need only access to thier
directories, but the office manage may need to save files for the workers to
correct or retype or what ever.
What would be the prefered way of setting groups and permissions for a
situation loke this?
you could make joe and admin admin users using the
admin users directive
> Can some one direct me to a detailed document on how Linux handles file
> permissions or the best way to do samba fiel permissions.
samba file perms ARE linux file permissionns (unless you are using ACLs)
have a look at
> BTW why does directory . and .. have different permissions?
because . refers to "this" directory
and .. refers to the one above "this" one.
and they may have different permissions
> Users: admin, joe, user1, user2
> Groups:admins, joe
> Smbusers:user01, user02
> Group membership:admins-admin, joe smbusers-user01, user02
> File permissions of data directory:
> drwxrwxrwx root root .
> drwxr xr x root root ..
> drwxr xr x admin admins admin
> drwxr xr x joe admins joe
> drwxr xr x user1 smbusers user1
> drwxr xr x user2 smbusers user2
something is wrong with these - too many spaces
between r and x for group and other.
I just did that to make all the columbs line up.
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