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Old 09-18-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04 in windows network cannot get write access for all samba shares


Using Webmin. I have set up some users, a share directory and some folders. using my own login, I can access the shares and read and write to all the folders. However if I log on to a terminal as one of the other users, I can see the shared folders, I can open files contained in the shares and can read them, but I cannot add new files nor change data.
I cannot see any differences between the one user that works and the others that do not.
Not sure what files I should attach to this.
Thanks

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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What are the permissions on the directory and who owns it?
Code:
ls -l <directory that holds the shared directory>
Post the above output with any personal/private entries removed.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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Hi CRC.
I am very much the noob, but I think this is the directory you mean

> ls -l /QA
total 32
drwxr-xr-x 2 cliff cliff 4096 2008-09-10 16:58 New Folder
-rwxr--r-- 1 cliff cliff 19968 2008-09-18 12:49 New Microsoft Word Document.doc
drwxrwxrwx 2 cliff cliff 4096 2008-09-18 12:17 PCDBDev
drwxr-xr-x 2 cliff cliff 4096 2008-09-18 12:49 testfolder

There is just one shared directory called /QA with contents as shown above

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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Also please do an 'ls -l /' and post the entry for your QA share. I would like to see what the permissions on the directory containing that files/folders you posted above.

It looks like the problem is a permissions issue. Read this article for more info on Linux permissions and to understand what I am about to say.

In short, it appears you have made the owner and group of these directories/files 'cliff'. Are the users you're trying to share this to part of group 'cliff'? I'm going to assume not. So first you need to add all the users to the same group and make the group of this directory and files that group (most people use 'users' but you can create a custom one if you want). Secondly, you will need to give the group write permissions on the directory.

'chown' command will hlep with setting group of files/folders
'chmod' command will help with setting permissions on files/folders

Look at the man pages to see how to use them. Good luck
 
Old 09-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #5
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Hi CRC
There was only one line relating to QA

drwxr-xr-x 5 cliff root 4096 2008-09-18 12:49 QA

Thank you. I shall have a read (I have done some reading on Samba file sharing, but still couldn't sort out the groups/users in my head) I had not intentionally assigned everyone to group cliff but will go and have a good look inlight of your reply

Cliff
 
Old 09-18-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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CRC Thankyou for your help.
I haven't cracked it yet, but I can see exactly where the write permissions are missing and have been able to change ownership and group settings for the directory through the command line.
The Linux permissions help article is excellent.
I shall look at the octal properties for the samba share. I think it was set to 755, which could be significant.
I'm going QRT on this for a few days, but will pick it up again next week.

Great help

Thanks
Cliff
 
Old 09-18-2008, 01:29 PM   #7
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No problem. Post back here in this thread or start a new one for any future problems. Glad to help!
 
  


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