[Samba] The way things used to work...
ldrax at panline.net
Thu Feb 19 16:31:53 GMT 2009
I must say, your answer pushed me into more testing, and although it was not
exactly answer that is visible in my solution, testing around your proposal
finally got me where I wanted to be.
Now to describe my steps:
-1. Change mod for shared directory and it's all existing contents to 755 via
file manager (Dolphin)
-2. Changed permissions on shared directory and assigned GID also via file
-3. Started smb service
smb.conf that does it all is bellow:
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
workgroup = FOO
server string = FOO
security = share
hosts allow = 192.168.125. 127.0.0.
log file = /etc/samba/log/%m.log
local master = yes
#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
path = /home/foobar/Documents/Share
create mask = 0777
force create mode = 0777
directory mask = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
public = yes
writable = yes
Now to elaborate :-)
First step is self explanatory, directory on file system must have sufficient
Second step is just for fixing group ownership for pasted files, and now all
files are owned by nobody:localgroup although all are rwxrwxrwx
And third step (you will notice a bit modified conf) was to load that conf
Now, while testing all that comes to mind, I can relay this "debugging" info:
- Assigning UID along with (or later on) GID on shared directory via file
manager does not work as GID, so ownership in that case is not
localuser:localgroup but nobody:localgroup, thus preventing local user of
changing pasted/shared files locally. fixed with 0777 permissions for create
- No files can be changed via samba, ie. cant open .odt file via samba at all,
or even if possible, no changes can be saved, even if save as dialog is used
and pointed to the same file on share. 0777 permissions for create mode&mask
helped with all but any files that are opened with OOO
- There was ALWAYS error on first paste to shared dir via samba, while
overwrite of existing file worked fine. That was resolved with 0777
permissions for create mode&mask.
- if inherit owner = yes is omitted, there is no error, but I get back to
nobody:localgroup ownership, and again files can't be changed, also resolved
with 0777 permissions for create mode&mask.
- since I have played at home, both remote and local user are the same, so I
get good results, but I am still not sure will that inherit owner option work
as I see now, or it will create file with remoteuser:localgroup permissions
- any usage of force user&group instructions will bring following error
message: An error occurred while loading smb://hostname/Share:
The file or folder smb://hostname/Share does not exist
So, while it is against all decent Linux usage, granting 0777 permissions
through smb.conf produces result that I needed.
In this way I can get behind forcing/inheriting owner and group, and local
user can change files from local filesystem.
Now also txt files can be edited via samba, but not files that are opened by
OpenOffice, so I guess that issue is within OOO.
So much hassle just to apply "normal" Linux usage and permissions.
It is still not so elegant solution, as smb.conf that I started with was, but
if it is working, I am happy :-).
P.S. I guess that 0666 for create mode&mask instead 0777 would also work, but
that number just look odd ;-)
Once again, many thanks to you all. If sometimes later on becomes possible to
enforce user and group (that is true to produce "does not exist" error), as it
was on older versions, I would be more than happy to use it again. Giving 777
permissions just does not feel right.
On Wednesday, 18. February 2009. 17:25:43 you wrote:
> I have reread your original post, and it sounds as if you have
> everything working except for user/group ownership of files created by
> The following steps have worked for me with security = user. I do not
> know if they will work for security = share.
> chmod 2755 /home/foobar/Documents/Share (and to any existing
> subdirectories, if any)
> In [Share], change the following
> directory mask = 2755
> force directory mode = 2755
> add to [Share]
> inherit owner = Yes
> Also, in [global], the current syntax is
> security = share
> Server security = share
> See if this might work for you.
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