[Samba] How to prevent users from deleting directories

Ashish Yadav gwalashish at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 05:05:06 UTC 2016


Have you tried "Stickey Bit" as a "root" user on top directory?[a]
If not then try it then let us know.

[a]. <http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2013/02/sticky-bit/?utm_source=feedburner>

Ashishkumar S. Yadav

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:52 AM, Chitussi, Dennis <dchitus at torstar.ca> wrote:

> Hello All,
>    I am new to Samba and having to learn it fast as I have taken over for
> someone who left staff. I have been asked if we can prevent users from
> removing directories and sub directories under a Samba share while still
> allowing them to read and write files to these directories. For instance we
> have a share defined as follows:
> [Baskets_Out]
>         comment = NGP Test Baskets Out
>         path = /ngiohome/ngio/Baskets/Out
>         force user = ngio
>         force group = Cci
>         read only = No
>         guest ok = Yes
>         hide dot files = No
>         veto files = /SafeDir/
> All users access the share as the same user. I tried changing unix
> permissions and ownership but that didn't work. Even when I made the
> ownership root root, I was still able to remove that directory. I'm looking
> at - force directory mode or force directory security mode to see if that
> might accomplish the lockdown of directories that I am trying to achieve.
> Thanks,
> Dennis
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