[Samba] file permissions

Brad Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Mon Sep 29 14:10:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 07:17, rob wrote:
> Hi
> i'm using samba as a file print server on suse 7.3, clients are windoze
> 95,2K,XP.
> basic problem is that sometimes the files created from a windows client have
> a ownership of root, this causes problems mainly with backup programs (as it
> affects/prevents the unix - dos archive bit mapping) as I don't then own
> it), i havn't set up a user root on the windows systems so how can this
> happen?
i think this could happen as a result of the sticky bit being set on the
directory. it could also be a force user or some other clause in the

try to duplicate the problem and capture a level3 log of what is
happening so you can understand it.

> btw if i set valid users to a set of user names this problem seems to go
> away, can anybody advise why the 'root' name appears
do you have administrator mapped to root in a username map?

> as an aside how do i clear a username/password for a network share in
> windoze, as just deleting the share doesn't seemd to do this.
I'm not sure about this one -- but i think net use /d may work...


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