[Samba] Can't create files using Mac OSX Client against Sambaserver on Debian Linux

Thomas Chadwick j_tetazoo at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 28 14:44:18 GMT 2004

Well, after some more poking around, I discovered that this problem was not 
neccessarily a simple matter of getting Samba properly configured.  For the 
benefit of the list, I've posted the following URL which takes you to a 
Debian bug report which starts out with a post describing the exact problem 
I'm seeing.  As it turns out, it may have more to do with a problem with 
file locking and the v2.2 Linux Kernel I was using.  I'm in the process of 
installing a 2.4 kernel.  Hopefully, that will fix things.


>From: "Thomas Chadwick" <j_tetazoo at hotmail.com>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: [Samba] Can't create files using Mac OSX Client against 
>Sambaserver on Debian Linux
>Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 19:24:37 -0400
>So I have my Debian Linux (latest stable release) box setup as a Samba 
>server for my home LAN.  What I'm trying to do is share a single directory 
>(not a home directory) to any/all computers on the LAN.  I have several 
>Windwos client (a mix of Win9x, Win2000, and WinXP) as well as an iBook G3 
>running OSX 10.2.6.
>This share works great from all of the Windows clients.
>>From the iBook, I can read files without any issues.  Where I run into
>problems is when I try to drag-and-drop a file from the iBook to the Samba 
>share via the Finder GUI, I get the error message:
>The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient 
>privileges for "filename".
>I also am unable to create files on the share using File->Save from any 
>GUI-based apps (e.g. TextEdit).
>Strangely enough, if I open a Terminal window on the OSX client, and cd to 
>the share (in /Volumes), I can copy/create/delete files to my heart's 
>I'm sure it must have something to do with those pesky resource files.  In 
>my smb.conf file I have "hide dot files = no", and "hide files" and "veto 
>files" are undefined.  For kicks, I also tried enabling "map system", "map 
>hidden", and "map archive" to no avail.
>Any more suggestions?
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