[Samba] File writing only works with chmod o+w

Remy Horton Remy.Horton at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Mar 31 20:52:58 MDT 2010


I'm running Samba 3.2.15 on a Slackware box, and I am accessing it from a 
Windows Server 2003 machine that has been setup as a workstation and is 
not part of a domain. I can login fine, but writing/renaming of files only 
works if the world-write permission is set (either via chmod or via 
Windows permissions for user group Everyone).

Oddly enough newly created files have the correct ownership, and for some 
reason this only affects access from Windows Server 2003 - access from 
Windows2000/XP/7 and Nautulas is not affected.

Any ideas? Below is my smb.conf..

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Mausoleum
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
wins support = yes
    comment = WWW Directories
    path = /home/www
    read only = no
    guest ok = no
    valid users = remy
    printable = no
    browsable = yes
    hide unreadable = no

Remy Horton   Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering      University of Bristol

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