[Samba] Problem deleting/renaming files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 30 11:01:36 MST 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 04:27:24AM -0700, Jim wrote:
> Hi - We have been using a samba configuration file similar to that  
> listed below for some years without issue. However when carrying it over  
> to a new server running Samba 3.4.0 (-3ubuntu5.1), we started  
> experiencing problems deleting files via Windows Explorer; attempts to  
> do so are resulting in 'Access is denied'. Similarly, attempting to  
> change the name of a file or directory is resulting in the same 'Access  
> is denied' message. There are otherwise no problems reading, creating,  
> or modifying files or directories.
> I found that removing the 'force user' parameter appears to resolve the  
> issue. The only obvious difference that I saw while examining level 10  
> logs is that without 'force user' some of the file opens were shown as  
> performed by 'DOMAIN+user0', whereas with 'force user' they are shown as  
> being done by 'user0' (connections to the share are logged in through  
> the domain user0 account). I also found that changing the unix  
> permissions of the share directory from 755 to 775, while leaving 'force  
> user' as is, resolved the issue. However neither of these workarounds is  
> desirable for our current setup.
> If anyone has any ideas on how I might solve or further diagnose this  
> problem, I would appreciate your input.

Sounds like something we fixed in later versions of 3.4.x (we're now
up to 3.4.3). I'd try the later version.


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