[Samba] Share Permission Issue

Dave Pigliavento dapigliav at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 8 06:30:35 MDT 2009

Hey Eero,

Thanks for the reply.

I did not want to stray from the distro for ease of updates and that is the latest release provided by CentOS 5.3.  I can't use ACLs because one of the filesystems I am sharing is ocfs2 although I do have the same behavior on ext3 filesystem.  ocfs2 does not come with support for ACLs out of the box.  While I could compile ocfs2 to support ACLs that is something I am trying to avoid...  Any idea what could be done with the current configuration?


--- On Sat, 9/5/09, Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi> wrote:

From: Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>
Subject: Re: [Samba]  Share Permission Issue
To: "tank009" <dapigliav at yahoo.com>
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009, 11:27 AM

> I do not want to grant other write access but that seems to be the only way
> I can maintain the ability to remove files from the share.
> CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
> Samba Version 3.0.33-3.7.el5_3.1

It is recommended to update samba to latest stable (3.4.x) series. rpms are available from sernet.de

You can avoid this permission issue using acls on filesystem with setfacl and getfacl commands and see tutorial at:




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