[Samba] No access to root-level of shares on NT4 SP6 with Samba 2.2.2 on FBSD-4.7

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Jan 16 16:30:01 GMT 2003


What are the permissions on the root of the share?

What are your settings on the share definition (in your smb.conf file)?

- John T.

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Florian Lorenzen wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've got a strange problem with my German NT4 SP6 and my FreebSD-4.7
> Samba 2.2.2 server running as a PDC. I connect to several shares on the
> Samba-machine by linking them to drive letters. I can browse them but I
> can not copy anything to the root-level of the share, neither
> directories nor files. The error message is on the NT4-box is:
> BLA kann nicht kopiert werden: Der Zugriff wurde verweigert.
> Stellen Sie sicher, daß der Datenträger weder voll noch schreibgeschützt
> ist und die Datei gerade nicht verwendet wird.
> As I said, I have German NT. In English this is more or less:
> BLA can not be copied: Access was denied.
> Make sure that the device is neither full nor write-protected and that
> the file is not currently in use.
> This happens when I try to copy to the root-level of the linked drive,
> e. g. G: (\\claire\public), and also when using the
> network-neighbourhood-browser.
> I can create directories in the top-level and copy anything into deeper
> levels of the file-hierarchy. Thus, there is not a permission-problem,
> neither on Unix-level nor on Samba filemasks. This problem does not
> happen on a Win98 machine on the same net, also using the Samba server
> as PDC. Everything else (profiling, domain control etc.) is working
> fine. Under some file-browsing dialogs (mainly in older programs) I even
> cannot open the network-drive to dive into deeper directories.
> This is all in all very strange to me, because everything else is
> working fine. Does anyone know, where the problem is? On the NT- or on
> the Samba-machine? And how this can be solved.
> Help is appreciated,
> Florian

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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