[Samba] Cannot change directory permissions

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:55:08 UTC 2015


On 04/08/15 11:46, Felix Matouschek wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
>
> when saying 'I' I theoretically meant any user that has write access to the share.
>
> It should be possible to right click the directory in windows, the go to security tab and remove the write permissions on the directory.
>
> This behaviour already works with files, I'm trying to figure out how to make it also work for directories.
>
> Greetings,
> Felix
>
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im Auftrag von Rowland Penny
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 4. August 2015 11:57
> An: samba at lists.samba.org
> Betreff: Re: [Samba] Cannot change directory permissions
>
> On 04/08/15 10:07, Felix Matouschek wrote:
>> Hello,
>>    
>> I occasionally need to remove the write permissions from directories inside a share to prevent users from accidentally deleting files inside that directory.
>>    
>> My problem is that I neither can view nor can change the permissions of directories on my shares.
>> Curiously enough viewing and changing permissions of files in the same shares works without a problem.
>>    
>> Is there anything I misconfigured?
>>    
>> My smb.conf looks like this:
>>    
>> [global]
>>       ### Network  ###
>>       netbios name = Fileserver
>>       server string = Fileserver (%h V:%v)
>>    
>>       ### ad member ###
>>       workgroup = INTRANET
>>       realm = INTRANET.MYCOMPANY.DE
>>       security = ADS
>>       kerberos method = secrets and keytab
>>    
>>       ### WINS ###
>>       wins server = 192.168.0.197
>>       name resolve order = wins host bcast
>>    
>>       ### logins without prepending INTRANET\ ###
>>       map untrusted to domain = yes
>>    
>>       ### other settings ###
>>       unix extensions = no
>>       invalid users = root
>>    
>>       ### make exe files executable on windows without x bit ###
>>       acl allow execute always = yes
>>    
>>       ### performance ###
>>       deadtime = 10
>>       use sendfile = yes
>>       socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE
>>    
>>       ### prevent unwanted files ###
>>       veto files = /$RECYCLE.BIN/desktop.ini/Thumbs.db/.DS_Store/._.DS_Store/.apdisk/._.apdisk/.TemporaryItems/._.TemporaryItems/.Trashes/._.Trashes
>>       delete veto files = yes
>>    
>> ### SHARES ###
>>    
>> [Exchange]
>>       path = /home/nobackup/exchange
>>       guest ok = yes
>>       read only = no
>>       create mask = 660
>>       directory mask = 770
>>       force group = exchange-users
>>    
>> Greetings,
>> Felix
> Hi, when you say ' I occasionally need to remove the write permissions', whom is the 'I', is this the Administrator ?
>
> Rowland
>
>
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I am fairly sure your problem is a misconfiguration of smb.conf, for a 
start have a look here:

  https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server

To change directory settings, your users and groups need to be known to 
the underlying Unix OS and have the required permissions to alter the 
settings.

Rowland



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