[Samba] (no subject)

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sun Aug 25 18:15:01 GMT 2002

Permissions are set in two places.
Once on the unix server itself and once in smb.conf.
Maybe your regular user hasn't got write permissions according to your

On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 10:13:40PM -0500, Paxton at happyhome wrote:
> Greetings!
> I'm sure the solution is simple, but describing the problem is long.  Here
> goes.
> I have a samba server on my network of mostly windows machines, and all
> works fine.
> The windows machines can read and write and create files and directories
> just fine.
> I have a  Linux machine on the network and although it can mount and read
> the files on the Samba server, I can not write to it.  When I check the
> permissions on a directory where I can not write a file, no surprise, I find
> that group and others do NOT have write permission.
> If I log in as root on the same machine, the permissions show the same but
> since it is root, it can write to the samba share.  If I attempt to change
> the permissions here to allow writing, it does not complain but they do not
> change.
> But, surprise to me, If I log into the Samba machine (as root) and look at
> the directory permissions (I use KDE in all of this), I find that group and
> others DO HAVE write permission.
> I hope this is clear.  What is going on here?
> As they say, "Thanks in advance!"
> Best Regards,
> Paxton Scott
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