[Samba] share permissions

Kevin Field kev at brantaero.com
Fri Aug 16 19:14:17 MDT 2013

Interestingly, I couldn't turn off selinux using their method:

$ sudo echo 0 > /selinux/enforce
-bash: /selinux/enforce: Permission denied

Perhaps it's a CentOS thing.  Anyway, `sudo setenforce 0` seemed to work 
in that it didn't give me an error message, but OTOH didn't seem to work 
in that the output of ls -alhDZ was the same:

drwxrwxr-x. me   me  unconfined_u:object_r:samba_share_t:s0 mytestshare

But in any case, it still gives me the same error from Windows.

Also something strange happened, after a while I could not navigate to 
\\newdc without a similar error, but I had not been doing anything in 
the system, so I'm not sure what might have caused it.  Running `sudo 
killall samba` and then `sudo samba` made it suddenly be browseable 
again.  Maybe not related...not sure...

Anyway thanks for your help, Ricky.  Any other ideas?  BTW I had set up 
the selinux permissions on the mytestshare dir per the HOWTO at 
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SetUpSamba .  I'm pretty sure that's why 
it says samba_share_t on the ls output above.


On 2013-08-16 11:52 AM, Ricky Nance wrote:
> Temporarily turn off selinux, if that fixes your issue you will need to
> adjust the selinux rules to take care of the problem (or just completely
> disable selinux). Also if you do a ls -alhDZ /home/me/mytestshare before
> you turn it off it can tell you if selinux is on, then run that again
> after its turned off to confirm. You can read about disabling/turning
> off selinux
> at�http://www.revsys.com/writings/quicktips/turn-off-selinux.html
> Ricky
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:44 PM, Kevin Field <kev at brantaero.com
> <mailto:kev at brantaero.com>> wrote:
>     I have a share setup on a Samba 4.0.8 / CentOS 6.4 box that is
>     successfully replicating with a W2K3 server. �I'm following the
>     HOWTO here:
>     https://wiki.samba.org/index.__php/Setup_and_configure_file___shares
>     <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_and_configure_file_shares>
>     [mytest]
>     � � � � path = /home/me/mytestshare <-- with or without trailing slash
>     � � � � read only = No
>     On the W2K3 box, I can browse to \\newdc and I see my test share
>     listed there. �I can also see it if I connect to newdc in Computer
>     Management. �However, what I can't get from either of those places
>     is a Security tab if I right-click the share and go to Properties.
>     �There's a Share Permissions tab in CM only that says that Everyone
>     has Full Control. Despite that, if I try to double-click the share
>     in Explorer, I get:
>     ---------------------------
>     \\newdc
>     ---------------------------
>     \\newdc\mytest is not accessible. You might not have permission to
>     use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server
>     to find out if you have access permissions.
>     Access is denied.
>     ---------------------------
>     OK
>     ---------------------------
>     My account has all privileges I can think of, including the
>     SeDiskOperatorPrivilege as laid out in the HOWTO.
>     Even if I chmod 777 /home/me/mytestshare I get this error.
>     What am I missing?
>     Thanks,
>     Kev
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