[Samba] [3.6.6] Windows won't let me delete files

Winfried codecomplete at free.fr
Wed Nov 27 08:41:54 MST 2013


I'm running Samba 3.6.6 on an ARM Debian appliance.

While I can successfully copy files from a Windows 7 host to Samba, Windows
won't let me delete files on the Samba host: "File cannot be deleted. Please
remove the write protection."

Performing this operation as Administrator makes no difference, and no
information is reported in /var/log/samba/log.smbd.

Here's my very basic /etc/samba/smb.conf:
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = LINUX
;Important: Otherwise, doesn't switch to Unix "nobody" -> Err 5 Access
security = share

log level = 2

path = /tmp
comment = No need for Unix/Samba passwords
readonly = no
guest ok = yes
;browseable = yes

The default /etc/passwd already contains a "nobody" user, which I read is
used by Samba for the guest account unless otherwise specified:
# grep nobody /etc/passwd

Finally, here's one of the files in /tmp that I wanted to delete from
-rwxr--r-- 1 nobody nogroup  87723 Nov 17  2004 dummy.html*

Any idea what could be causing this issue?

Thank you.

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