[Samba] Cannot write to home directory, but I can write to subfolder
Nico De Ranter
nico.deranter at esaturnus.com
Thu Jan 21 10:35:34 UTC 2016
Upgraded my Debian Wheezy server to Samba 4.1.17 via wheezy-backports. The
users hardly noticed a thing and now everything works. I'm impressed.
In case you need to do anything similar:
echo "deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main" >
apt-get -t wheezy-backports install samba
/etc/init.d/samba restart (not sure this step is really necessary
as the upgrade probably already does that)
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Nico De Ranter <
nico.deranter at esaturnus.com> wrote:
> I tried the following:
> * rebooted both Samba DC's -- no change
> * restarted samba on storage server -- no change
> * remove client pc from domain, tried accessing the folder from non-domain
> pc -- no change
> * created a temporary server (running samba 4.x) to serve the same
> homedirectores -- no problem at all
> So that narrows the problem down to something on the storage server. I'll
> try readding the server to the domain. Hopefully nobody will notice (most
> of my users are linux based anyway except for sales and management)
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Nico De Ranter <
> nico.deranter at esaturnus.com> wrote:
>> Hi Louis,
>> I tried restarting samba on the server already. I also tried rebooting
>> the client pc a number of times. The folders are mounted via GPO's. I
>> assume rebooting the pc should have the same effect as remounting the
>> I also had a look at the permissions from Windows. When I look at the
>> permissions of the new folder I managed to create I see there is a strange
>> user with only an SID, no username listed. I seems I have some ghost users
>> on my system. Not sure whether this is an issue on the domain side or on
>> the server. I'll try rebooting my DC's again.
>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:35 AM, L.P.H. van Belle <belle at bazuin.nl>
>>> Hai Nico,
>>> Did your stop samba and start samba already.
>>> I have on one old server, also debian wheezy samba 3.6.6 about the same
>>> problem, stopping samba and starting solves it. !! restarting samba not !!
>>> Give it a try.
>>> If that does not work, try the following.
>>> Disconnect all you netwerk shares on the computer and reconnect them.
>>> I have 1 pc here (win7 64bit) which is getting a "ghost" share.
>>> With that i mean one user gets a drivemapping to another users folder,
>>> When this happens, we have also the problem that this user cannot open
>>> or write any file.
>>> So 2 thing you can tryout without rebooting the server.
>>> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>>> > Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Nico De
>>> > Verzonden: donderdag 21 januari 2016 10:25
>>> > Aan: samba
>>> > Onderwerp: [Samba] Cannot write to home directory, but I can write to
>>> > subfolder
>>> > I have a storage server running samba 3.6.6 on Debian. Unfortunately I
>>> > cannot easily upgrade samba as this is a production server. The
>>> server is
>>> > a member of a Samba-based domain, unix users are still handled by NIS.
>>> > When I logon to a Windows 7 pc (also part of the domain) with my own
>>> > my homedirectory is automatically available as H:\. I can see the
>>> > of the directory but when I try to write anything I get "You need
>>> > permission to perform this action". On unix I have no problem creating
>>> > files in that same folder. The same goes for any existing
>>> > I created a folder with 777 permissions. When I try to create a folder
>>> > inside that folder from Windows the action succeeds. When I look at the
>>> > new
>>> > folder from unix the user and group are the same as the other folders,
>>> > permissions are set to 755. The only difference is that there is a
>>> > ACL
>>> > default:user::rwx
>>> > default:group::rwx
>>> > default:other::r-x
>>> > (which I do not like actually as this means that anything I create from
>>> > unix in that folder now gets default permission 775, ugh).
>>> > Setting that same ACL on my homedirectory doesn't change a thing, I am
>>> > still unable to create any files or folders in my homedirectory. I am
>>> > however able to create files and folders in the subdirectory I created
>>> > from
>>> > windows.
>>> > Fortunately most other users can create files in their homedirectories
>>> > without problems.
>>> > Any idea what could be causing this and how to resolve it?
>>> > Rebooting the server is not an option.
>>> > Nico <http://www.esaturnus.com/>
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