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Old 09-29-2005, 11:15 PM   #1
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Gnome, Samba, and file permissions

Eh, why can't I change file permissions from gnome's nautilus file browser for files on Samba shares? When I right click a file and try changing the permissions, it works for a second then brings up a dialog box saying "Sorry, couldn't change file permissions."

I am the owner/group of the file.

   workgroup = MSHOME
   server string = %h server (Samba %v)
   include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
   dns proxy = no
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 1000
   syslog = 0
   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
   encrypt passwords = true
   passdb backend = tdbsam guest
   obey pam restrictions = yes
   guest account = nobody
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
   load printers = yes
   printing = cups
   printcap name = cups
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   create mask = 0700
   directory mask = 0700
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = yes
   path = /tmp
   printable = yes
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/printers
   browseable = yes
   read only = yes
   guest ok = yes
Old 09-30-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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Are you changing permissions as root, only root can change permissions on files or directories regardless of who owns them.


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