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Just make sure that your share's directory path has 777 permission. Just execute this as root: #chmod 777 /drive2/pro-projects.
With this permission everyone has full control of this directory.
force directory mode and create mode is used only if you want to limit the permission below 777 when users create files and directory as security measures.
With 777 permission, the owner (the one that created the file or directory) can read. write and access/execute and its group membership (as well as the other member of the group) and the others (which are not the owner nor a member of the owner's group) has the full control (rwx). This a no security policy.
I thought that in Windows the share name is limited only up to 8 characters. Just checking this. This is the reason why a comment field is included that can lenghtelly describe the share and that will Windows hosts will see. Any way if the share can be seen by your windows hosts its okey.
Hope that I'm right? Forgive me trying to help you if it won't work since I'm just a mere newbie like you.
and I added the force create mode = 777 force directory mode = 777
and it works for the moment hehe
Will I need to do a chmod 777 each time I reboot the server now or will it hold the that setting?
Normally I would have researched the problem myself but I installed this new server 2 days ago thinking I had it just right. Then all the sudden the next day all hades broke loose when no one could modify files created by others.
We use Autocad 2004 to create HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings.
We might have 60 drawings that everyone has at one time or another worked on sort of like an assembly line.
Believe it or not we used to use plain old windows 98 on our servers for file sharing since it was simple, no logged user limit and cheap, but it was slow, crashed once a week and a person really had to manually edit the registry for best results.
I like Linux very much so far its FAST! Easy to use once you understand the logic of how things work and appears pretty easy to reload in the event of a drastic crash.
Anyway since I did the chmod and the forced mode entries my shared directories are wide open to all in my workgroup.
Yes you really need to add force create mode and directory mode since this is a shared directory wide open to everyone. To put some security add a sticky bit on this shared directory. This will prevent other users to delete (accidentally or intended) files and directories not created by them.