[Samba] can't create directories/files on network share

Dan Egli dan at newideatest.site
Mon Oct 26 19:35:36 UTC 2020

Hey folks, I'm experiencing some weird errors all of a sudden. I have
not made any changes to the config but for some reason I cannot create
files/directories on my network share. An example would be the error I
get when I try to update the virus signatures on my portable ClamWin

ERROR: Can't open ..\..\..\Data\log\ClamScanLog.txt in append mode
(check permissions!).
ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile =

The file is there, and the unix permissions are 664. On a whim, I
deleted the file, and re-ran freshclam. Result was this:

ERROR: chdir_tmp: Can't create directory
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
ERROR: getfile: Can't create new file
in \\jupiter2\dan\PortableApps\Cl
amWinPortable\Data\db: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't download daily.cvd from database.clamav.net

why on earth could it not create a directory? The only share on this
samba box is [HOMES], so I don't know what to do. Help?

Dan Egli
On my Test server

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