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Old 07-01-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
albracco
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samba folder permissions problem


Have this Samba problem on 3 separate Red Hat 9.0 servers.

Create a public directory with all permissions open. Have problems when things get added to this public share:

1) User copies a folder from his local Windows PC to the share. Only that user can modify a file. Other users can read, but not write to the file.

2) User creates a new folder on the public share and copies some files into it. All users can read/write the files.

3) User creates a new empty folder on the public share. Only that user can create a file in that share, other users can not.

Is this a Samba or a umask problem?

TIA,

Al
 
Old 07-01-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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samba file permissions

If you want a group of users to have access to files created by those users you need to:

1. have each user be assigned to that group in Linux
2. then use the Samba "force group" command for each of the Samba shares ( check the smb.conf man page or use the help through SWAT)

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Old 07-02-2004, 08:32 AM   #3
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Step 1 is already in place. I'll checkout the conf file.

Thanks,

Al
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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i just tried the steps and without force group group and others don't get write on the created directory. with force group it works here.

not so much samba as generall permission behavior i'd say
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:01 PM   #5
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Samba sets the permissions

Sorry for not giving you the whole story at once. It has been several years since I have had to do this. You are right it is the permissions in the end, but Samba is the program setting the permissions so it is the combination of the force group and the "create mask" settings.

I think you need to also set the "create mask" to at least 660 so that every file created (by Samba) can be read/written to. You will also have to set the "directory mask" and "force directory mask".

There is also the "security mask" which is needed when using Windows NT, which I have not worked with before.

Hope this helps.

Dan
 
  


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