[Samba] home directory permissions

Bruno RICHARD bruno.richard at lium.univ-lemans.fr
Wed Nov 30 16:11:05 GMT 2005

Hi all,

I use samba-3.0.20b on a solaris 10 box with a ldap backend.
All works fine except one thing:
I have an account "bob".
Its home directory is "/tmp/teachers/bob"
Its group is "teachers".
However when I define the teachers repository permissions like this:

[zoe.root:367] ls -al /tmp
drwxrwx---   2 root     teachers         177 Nov 15 13:22 teachers
(access in rwx only for root and "teachers" group members)

It doesn't work anymore (i.e. smbclient fails).

For security reasons I have to define such permissions.
Does anyone have a tip or a clue ?
Thanks in advance.

for information:
smb daemons run as root
and permissions on the bob's repository are:
[zoe.root:368] ls -al /tmp/teachers
drwxr-xr-x   2 bob teachers         178 Nov 30 15:38 bob

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