[Samba] the ability to edit files generated by W7 on the linux box

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 15:25:37 UTC 2016

I think the right question is what user are you using on Linux to access
files, then to compare that user to the rights on files.

Some ls -l could help, some id command could help too.

2016-03-02 18:04 GMT+01:00 Jim R <ubu.jdr048 at gmail.com>:

> HI Folks,
> I know that I am doing something stupid, but after a recent update, I
> cannot create another server with this ability to edit on the server box.
> Linux box (samba server)
> directories:-   mnt/shared/allusers
>                 mnt/shared/lakesh
> etc.
> Windows 7 client
> I can create and edit files on the shared directories. All good.
> Linux box
> I cannot edit a file created by W7 on the Linux box I receive a permission
> error message.
> Versions of software , (x)ubuntu 14:04 LTS & W7 professional.
> This on a system that I have created to do testing, so it started as
> 14:04_3 which includes systemd or so I believe.
> My older Samba servers did not seem to have a problem with this, but this
> might be old age affecting "my" memory cells.
> I believe that the problem is related to the permissions of
> create mask = 0774
> and
> directory mask = 02775
> --
> Best Wishes
> Jim R
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