[Samba] can not overwrite files but can delete.

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Dec 10 22:10:41 GMT 2003

> XFS file system,  SAMBA 3.0.0 with acl enabled,  kernel 2.4.21.
> Users can create files,  can delete them but can not overwrite them. 
> what should I check to see whats happening here?

If users cannot overwrite their OWN files, it is probably a default acl
gone wrong or an overly-restrictive creation mask.  If users cannot
overwrite files other users write, then it's probably the opposite (you
need a loose default acl, or a generous force create mask).

Showing any lines in smb.conf that affect file/directory mask or acl's
would be useful, along with the output of "getfacl [filename]" for one
of the files in question.

> thanks!
> greg

~ Daniel


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