[Samba] Share permisions

Peter Blajev peter at castandcrew.com
Fri Oct 11 00:30:01 GMT 2002

Hi all,

I need a share visible for everyone but writable only
for people in group admin.
Here is what is in the smb.conf file:

     comment                    = Administration Folders Directory
     path                       = /usr/shares/admin
     browseable                 = yes
     public                     = yes
     share modes                = yes
     write list                 = @admin
     create mode                = 0770
     directory mode             = 0770

Everything works fine with Windows 98 but we
upgrade few machines to Windows XP and now
every user access the share as pcguest.

If the share has "public = yes" SAMBA never ask XP clients
for name/password so even if you are in admin group
when you login from Windows XP you get connected to this
share as pcguest and don't have permissions to write.

If "public = no" then Samba ask for name and password but
the share is not visible for the others.

SuSE Linux 7.2

Please advice.

Thank you

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