Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Samba file share: need help with permissions

Hi, we have Red Hat 5.3 in our file server with samba 3.4.1. this is our config for the share:

	comment = test
	path = /test
	read only = no
	force create mode = 0775
	force directory	mode = 0775
	posix locking = No
We have one account (admin). We also created a folder called test00 and change its ownership to root such as the ls -al output is:

drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root     4096 Oct 12 18:22 test00
and created another folder inside test00 called test01 and change its ownership to admin account. However, when mapped via a windows client using admin account, we cannot delete the folder test01, which is supposed to be owned by admin. Is this default behavior? Shouldnt we be able to delete the folder since admin owns it?
Old 10-13-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 11,526
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
When I was struggling with Samba, the best help I found was Samba by Example. That's what helped me set up Samba that worked for me.

Once I got a configuration file that worked, I saved it to removable media and recycled it every time I set up a new computer.


samba windows

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba Share Permissions? new2linux09 Linux - Server 4 08-10-2009 05:55 PM
Permissions on samba share sarajevo Linux - Server 1 02-13-2009 04:43 PM
Samba 3.x file permissions on Windows share lefty.crupps Linux - Software 0 09-07-2006 11:08 AM
Preserve file permissions when copying from NTFS to a Samba share? somedude Linux - Software 4 06-11-2004 10:20 AM
Changing file permissions on a SAMBA file share apenney Linux - Software 0 02-11-2002 05:42 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration