[Samba] Modify but not create permissions

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Wed Jun 16 07:34:13 GMT 2004

So I figured out what the problem was...  the local machine did not have my 
user with the same UID as the server...  This is strange for a few reasons...

In my fstab file I had always specified the UID and GID to connect as...  
Which had always worked.

Now if it was an outright wrong thing, why did it let me create and stuff in 
the top of the share...  but not in subdirectories.

Is this a bug?

I installed NFS earlier tonight to share between linux boxes.  I still need 
samba for a few windows boxes so I have that working anyway.

Well, I'm glad its working

On Tuesday 15 June 2004 06:25 pm, Bill Chmura wrote:
> I am still trying to figure out why samba wont let me create in
> subdirectories
> I've tripple checked everything and a few things leapt out at me.
> *) I can modify a file inside a directory that I cannot create a file in. 
> I did not know it was possible under linux to do that.
> *) If I set all perms on 777 I can create.  But neither 775 or 755 will
> allow it.
> *) When I go into a mount through a terminal, and I do an ls -l I get raw
> UID numbers back instead of actual owners.  Is this normal?  I could not
> remember.
> The logs show me being accepted as UID 500 which is what the files and
> directories are owned by
> I am still baffled by the being able to modify, but not delete or create...
> Any help would be greatly appreciated at this point!
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Bill Chmura
Director of Internet Technology
Explosivo ITG
Wolcott, CT

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