[Samba] Write list access to Read only share

remote remote at leat.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Fri Jan 28 09:10:38 GMT 2005

Had a similar problem a few weeks ago. I found out that your config only 
works if you have set security = user in the global section.
Then, a login box should pop up the first time you try to access the share.
For some reason, Windows remembers what you enter in this box, even if you 
don´t check "Remember Username/Password", so be careful with it.

Good Luck,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Gaddis" <tony_gaddis95 at yahoo.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 9:47 AM
Subject: [Samba] Write list access to Read only share

>I have been at this problem for almost a week on my own...
> I am running Samba 3.0.4 on a linux 2.4.26 kernel.
> I have a share that I want to be read only to the world and writable by 
> members of the write list:
> [Content]
> path = /mnt/win/Content
> read only = yes
> quest ok = yes
> write list = sam
> I set a password for sam using smbpasswd. I believe all of the UNIX 
> permissions are set correctly.
> I can access the share fine in read only mode.  But as user sam on a 
> Windows machine, I try to copy a file to the share and on the first 
> attempt, I get a message "Invalid MS-DOS function".  On the second 
> attempt, I get the message "Access is denied".
> By looking at the logs, I see that I get an "NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD" for 
> sam; since the Windows share password has no value yet, nothing is sent 
> during the session setup. I see that I am connected as the guest user, 
> initially during the session setup and when I try to copy the file.  The 
> guest user then gets a "Permission denied" message when open_file is 
> called which makes sense because guest has only read privilege.
> Shouldn't I see a prompt on my Windows system to provide a share password? 
> And then once I provide a share password, I should be connected as sam? 
> (I have another share which is accessible only by a valid user list and 
> that is the behavior when I first try to connect to it).
> Thanks
> Tony Gaddis
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