[Samba] force user problem

Philip Chambers P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Wed Sep 15 11:30:44 GMT 2004

I have samba 3.0.4 set up as a PDC and have a problem with using "force user" with 
thie following share:

  path = /usr/local/samba/shared
  write list = usera, userb, userc
  force user = usera
  guest ok = true

If I try to write a file from an XP system as usera I get an "Access is denied" 
failure.  If I take out the "force user" line there is no problem!

Note that if I change the UNIX ownership of the "shared" directory to preven access 
then the failure changes to "Network access is denied" with or without the "force 
user" line in there.

Any ideas?

Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter

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