gilead i immediately run the 'touch' command, from a command line window and it didn't give me any permission denied messages.
in fact from the 'other' user, i could vi, mkdirs etc in the winmx folder...
the winmx folder belongs to group family and and my home folder attributes are 711 for some reason..
the story is a little more complicated than i initially stated it but it shouldn't be a problem (to my understanding)
i have 'binded' through fstab the folder winmx to another folder outside my home directory as:
/home/nass/winmx/ /mnt/hd/current/winmx/ bind defaults,bind,rw 0 0
and the samba entry 'populates' the binded folder '/mnt/hd/current/winmx/'
comment = Incomings - Downloads etc. folder
path = /mnt/hd/current/winmx
# path = /home/nass/winmx
writable = yes
write list = @family
public = yes
as i told you, from command line, another user can read/write in the winmx folder or its binded folder. but from a winXP machine, only the user nass can write into the folder.... so im thinking its something to do with my samba config, rather than with the folder attributes....