[Samba] File Locking

Nate Perry-Thistle nperry-thistle at tristream.com
Wed Jun 12 08:35:04 GMT 2002

Hi James,

I solved this type of problem by creating a user to own the
Quick Books files, made the users who needed access to those
files members of that group, and made a specific share for those files
owned and writable by my Quick Books user/group.  Ask Samba to 'force
group' and it works great.

quicken:x:512:512:Quicken Access:/home/quicken:/bin/false


   comment = Quickbooks
   path = /work/Quickbooks
   public = Yes
   writable = Yes
   printable = No
   write list = @quicken
   force group = +quicken

Permissions of /work/Quickbooks:
drwxrwx--x   10 quicken  quicken      4096 Jun 11 16:57 Quickbooks


On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 11:28:05AM +0100, James Jeffrey wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using a Linux 2.4 based Samba server running version 2.2. It is 
> configured as the domain controller, serving a variety of 98, NT and 2K 
> clients.
> My problem is that when one person is accessing a file on the server, even 
> read only, other people can't access that file. Specifically a Quick Books 
> accounts file.
> Can anyone help?
> thanks,
> James
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Nate Perry-Thistle
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