[Samba] permissions problems

Jonathon Doran jon at doransw.com
Tue Jul 7 18:33:09 GMT 2009

While I have a moment, I'd like to followup yesterdays post with  
another data point.  I backed up one user's profile, then went into  
the directory and did "chmod -R 777 .".  The user is able to login,  
and access their profile normally.  This really makes me believe this  
is an ownership/permissions problem.

I started with the advise in Samba By Example, and really want those  
folders to be 750, or perhaps 2750.  Neither 750, nor 755 allowed  
Windows to write into the profile.  I base this interpretation on the  
fact that the profile seems to load OK, but only operations like  
cleaning up the recycle bins cause problems.

Now since the suggested permissions only allow write access to the  
owner (which is the user (ie a chown -R username:Domain\ Users was  
performed) it seems like accesses should either be done as that user,  
or as root.  To repeat earlier statements, both the user and root can  
read/write anything in that tree from the shell.

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