write list bug reports [was Re: [Samba] OTHER BUG IN SAMBA 3.0.4?! FORCE USE

Alex de Vaal AVaal at nh-hotels.nl
Tue May 18 15:20:59 GMT 2004

> Hi jerry, and hi everyone !!!
> I've seen the bug 1319 has appeared...
> (Remember I previously applied the 1315 ?)

> Has this one something to do with ADS domain member and winbind 
> authentification for shares ?

My Samba 3.0.4 server is an W2k3 ADS domain member, it uses winbind and 
kerberos as authentication for shares, so "security = ADS". 

I have the same problem (bug 1319) on my print$ share (Printer Driver Upload 
share) for CUPS printers. After upgrading to 3.0.4 I couldn't upload printer drivers 
anymore, I received the following message when I used the APW for installing a new 
driver: "Printer xxxxx not installed; access denied" (or a message like that). 
My print$ share looks like this:
comment = Printer Driver Download Area
path = /etc/samba/drivers
write list = root, '@TEST.COM\Domain Admins', 
force user = root
guest ok = Yes 

This means this share is standard in "read-only" mode and it uses the "write list" for 
write access. 

I had to add "read only = No" to the print$ share, so I could upload printer drivers. 
For now I can use "read only = No" if I have to upload printer drivers and "read only = 
Yes" when I'm finished, but it is just a workaround... 


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