[Samba] Cannot write over root owned file
drankin at cox-internet.com
Wed May 3 18:56:34 GMT 2006
From: "Larry Alkoff" <labradley at mindspring.com>
> However, when I tried to copy over a root owned file, first as su and then
> as su -, the operation failed. Why can't I copy over a root owned file
> when I'm root?
> I also noticed that, when I touched as su or su -, I could create the file
> but in each case owner was lba:users. However, when I did the same touch
> within my own file system, the file owner became root.
> I smbmounted the share with a simple _root_ script containing:
> smbmount //tillie/all /mnt/tillie -o uid=0
> Shouldn't that have given me root priviledges?
> Which leads to the question, how do I act as root on a samba share?
> Or perhaps the question is how do I become root on the share?
> Is sharing as root okay or is it bad practice? Why?
Larry, in your smb.conf, try this:
valid users = you
force user = root
force group = root
admin users = you
I believe if you just set admin users = whoever, that will force the user
and group to root by default. It has been a while since I played with this,
but I still use it and it works...
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