[Samba] Directory Renaming problem Samba 2.2 on IRIX

James Tullett JTULLETT at thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
Thu Mar 9 11:18:01 GMT 2006


I have an old Indy that currently runs Samba 2.x on a Windows 2000/2003
Directory Network.  It uses DOMAIN security, and the Domain Controllers
password service.

Unfortunately, creating directories under Windows is problematic.  When
I create 
a directory under Windows, it cannot be renamed from Windows' default
"New Folder", "New Folder (2)" etc.  Under UNIX, folders may be renamed
by their owners, or members of their group owners.

Does this problem exist for Samba 3.x installations on IRIX 6.x using
Win2k/Win2k3 Domain Controllers and AD?   

(quick listing of the existing setup follows)

The current settings for one of the important shares is

        comment = <anonymized>
        path = /path-to-samba-share
        write list = @publish
        read only = No
        create mask = 0775
        force directory mode = 2775

The publish group is a UNIX group that contains all the User IDs that
permitted write access to the share.  They can freely write files onto
share, but it is currently impossible to rename folders on the share,
nor indeed any share on the machine.
(setup listing ends)

I checked the SGI site, but was unable to locate any binary packages
later than samba 2.2; the IRIX folder at samba.org  is depressingly
James Tullett
Information Systems
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