[Samba] Lighttpd + Samba for read/write?

Gilles gilles.ganault at free.fr
Mon Aug 1 07:10:14 MDT 2011

On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 08:03:11 -0500, Stan Hoeppner
<stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
>> By default, /var/www is owned by root.root, while Samba tutorials I
>> read usually prefer to use nobody.nogroup.
>You sure about that?  On Debian the owner of /var/www is www-data.
>Ubuntu is derived directly from Debian.  I'd be surprised if it's that

Yes, it is (installed through apt-get):

# ll /var/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2011-08-01 14:35 www/

>May not be the perfect way to do it, but this has been working for me
>for quite some time:

Thanks for the tip. I'm just concerned about who should own /var/www,
and what access rights to give to /var/www so that Lighttpd and Samba
work OK together.

Also, I just install the following packages without knowing whether
all of them are really needed:

apt-get install samba samba-client samba-common samba-common-bin
apt-get install smbfs winbind

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