[Samba] Cannot change directory permissions

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 13:16:51 UTC 2015


On 04/08/15 14:11, Felix Matouschek wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
>
> my users are known to the OS

The smb.conf you posted earlier would seem to suggest that they aren't, 
what does 'getent passwd <username>' produce ?

Rowland

> , they also have the correct permissions to alter the settings.
> Doing so on the CLI does work when logged in via SSH.
>
> When opening the Security Tab the users and groups are displayed, only on directories there are no checkmarks under Read, Write etc.
> I also cannot set any checkmarks for Read, Write etc.
>
> When viewing the Security Tab of a file everything works and I can see and set the checkmarks.
>
> Do you know what could be wrong?
>
> Greetings,
> Felix
>
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im Auftrag von Rowland Penny
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 4. August 2015 12:55
> An: samba at lists.samba.org
> Betreff: Re: [Samba] Cannot change directory permissions
>
> 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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