[Samba] Permissions Problem

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Mon Nov 29 15:19:34 GMT 2004

On Monday 29 November 2004 10:03, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a share called [ACCOUNTING] with the following share definition:
> path = /data/samba/shares/Accounting
> valid users = @acct @"Domain Admins"
> browseable = yes
> public = no
> read only = no
> force group = acct
> Here is the permissions on the directory:
> oink:/data/samba/shares # ls -ld /data/samba/shares/Accounting
> drwxrwxr-x  9 root acct 4096 Nov 29 09:30 /data/samba/shares/Accounting
> Here is the permissions on a file in the directory:
> -rwxrwxrwx  1 root acct 904192 Nov 29
> 09:48 /data/samba/shares/Accounting/Invoice Recap.xls
> The permissions on this file look fine from within Windows Explorer \
> properties \ Security.  They look fine on the UNIX side.  But in Excel,
> this file is always opened as read-only.  I have verified that the user in
> question is in the acct group.  Also the 'fuser' command does not report
> anyone using the file.  I would appreciate any help in figure out what has
> gone wrong here.

New info to add:

If I access the share as \\corpsrv\accounting, I can write to the files.  If I 
access it via its drive letter I cannot.  I've just mapped it via the 
net use m: \\corpsrv\accounting

Also it is not just Excel.  I've tried to open a text file with Notepad and I 
get the same results.

Any ideas?


> Thanks,
> Misty

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