[Samba] Peculiar permission denied error.

peacefulhappybs247 peacefulhappybs247 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 08:57:54 MDT 2010


I've been trying to figure this out for some time and can't quite nail it
down, despite searching the internet, and a couple of samba books. Here

I'm running "Version 3.4.3-3.3.1-2341-SUSE-SL11.2" of Samba on OpenSUSE

Here are some relevant excerpts from my smb.conf file:

security = ADS
winbind separator = +
log level = 2

comment = X Drive Repository
        path = /share/samba/domain/home
        browseable = yes
        create mask = 0700
        directory mask = 0700
        valid users = @OURDOMAIN+smb  (this is a group)
        inherit acls = no
        hide unreadable = no
        read only = no

I have AD authentication running via winbind, and the "Kerberos" element is
working also.

So, "wbinfo -g" produces all groups in the same format as entered in this


The filesystem "path =" directory has been chown'd to my name+that domain
group(of which I am a member).


Also, I "chmodded" it to 0777 for testing.

Yet... *ARGH!*

When I try accessing this share from windows "Run" or Konqueror on another
linux, I get this on the server:

tail /var/log/samba/log.smbd

[2010/06/07 09:41:37,  2] auth/auth.c:310(check_ntlm_password)
  check_ntlm_password:  authentication for user [me] -> [me] ->
[OURDOMAIN+me] succeeded
[2010/06/07 09:41:37,  0] smbd/service.c:1009(make_connection_snum)
  '/share/samba/domain/home' does not exist or permission denied when
connecting to [xdrives] Error was Permission denied

Copy pasting the entry “'/share/samba/domain/home'” right out of the above:

ServerName:~ # ls -lah /share/samba/domain/home
total 512
drwxrwxrwx 23 OURDOMAIN+me     OURDOMAIN+smb 584 Jun  3 10:06 .

I earlier changed the mountpoint of this partition to /share as /srv wasn't
working. Just now, I put in "path = /home" as a reality check, and remotely
accessed \\<server.ip>\<folder>, and it succeeded. I only received an error
message when trying to create a new folder.

What am I missing?

Sincere thanks,


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