[Samba]Permission issue

Doug VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Sat Jul 1 21:47:59 GMT 2006

TSZ wrote:
> Michael Gasch napisał(a):
>> and you can solve this with the sticky bit
>> http://docsrv.sco.com:507/en/OSAdminG/ssC.stickydirs.html
>> you could also try to play with "map read only (S)" parameter.
> Thank you for your help and link. I know the "sticky bit", but I don't 
> know how to implement it for new files created in folder for everyone. 
> I've tried with the "sticky bit" for this folder and create mask = 
> 4555, but it doesn't work.
>> Jeremy Allison wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 12:20:42AM +0200, TSZ wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I am beginner of Samba, but today I have made update of Samba to 
>>>> RC3. I have two users:root and tomek. tomek is in linux groups: 
>>>> smbadmins, smbusers and nothing more. There is a folder for 
>>>> everyone and file made by the root in it:
>>>> total 4 -rw------- 1 root root 1195 Jul 1 00:11 group.txt
>>>> User tomek is not able to read the file, but is able to delete it, 
>>>> why? I have no entries in group map.
>>> Because in UNIX, permission to delete a file is granted by the
>>> permissions on the directory containing it, not on the file
>>> itself.
 From man chmod:
       When  the sticky bit is set on a directory, files in that 
directory may
       be unlinked or renamed only by root or their owner.  Without the 
       bit,  anyone able to write to the directory can delete or rename 
       The sticky bit is commonly found on directories, such as /tmp, 
that are

What this means is the sticky bit has to be set on the parent directory, 
which in your case is the directory being shared.

Regards, Doug

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