[Samba] Setting file permissions through SAMBA

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Mon Jul 8 10:57:02 GMT 2002

I thought you were NOT supposed to access a filesystem via two different 
methods... (someone correct me if I am wrong)...

So... can you have the web server access the filesystem through smbmount 
rather than the NFS it is currently useing ('smbmount' may not be the 
correct term I am looking for...  whatever would be the correct 'Samba' 
method - I may be using the wrong term, since I have never tried to have a 
Un*x box mount my Samba space).

- john

--On Monday, July 08, 2002 11:20 AM -0600 "C.J. Keist" 
<cjay at engr.colostate.edu> wrote:

> I've tried the samba lists but have not gotten any response for my
> problem.  This looks to be a bug.   All our user files are accessed
> through SAMBA on our main file servers, one is Linux RH7.2 and the second
> one is a Solaris system running Solaris 8.  The problem we're seeing is
> that when some one creates a file for their web page, they have to set
> the permission on the file to rw for owner and r for group and Everyone.
> When you look at the file in UNIX it does show the correct permissions,
> but the Web server says it cannot access the file.  The web server
> accesses user's personnel web pages via NFS.  The file shows  the correct
> permission on the Web server too.  The only way to get the web server
> (Apache) to access their page is to do a "chmod 644" in UNIX again.
> After that the apache web server can access their files. So it looks like
> SAMBA is changing the permission on the files, but is missing a step
> somewhere.  Like its not sending a signal or something to notify the
> system that the file permissions have changed. This is not an Apache
> problem as I can "su" to the apache user (or any other user) and not be
> able to 'more' the file.  Even though it has read permission for
> everyone.  This looks to be a problem where the files are accessed via
> NFS.  Changing permissions on files local to the web server works fine.
> SAMBA version: 2.2.4 and 2.2.5

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