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Old 11-26-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question How to set correct file/directory permissions

I'm running a Redhat 8.0 system with samba 2.2.7
I believe I have it correctly configured with winbind to authenticate users against a NT4 style domain (Active Directory in Mixed mode).
When I run the wbinfo -u, wbinfo -g they return with users and groups.

I just don’t know the correct way to create a directory on the Linux server with the correct permissions gid's & uid's so that I can configure them as samba shares.

If I create a directory off of / …. let say /testing….. what should the permissions be set to? What owner & group should it be in??

Old 11-26-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

The unix file/folder owner and group should be the same as the unix user that the samba user is connecting as. So if you have unix user "pat" and smb user "pat" the owner would be "pat".
Old 11-30-2003, 08:57 PM   #3
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I'm a bit confused... I'm using winbind and security = domain in samba so I don't have to create all the users.

I must be missing something.


Old 11-30-2003, 09:11 PM   #4
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Pat, the Windows users and groups are dynamically added to the passwd and group file (it's been a while since I messed with this). You should be able to assign permissions just like a normal Unix user:

chown someuser somefile

Did you compile Samba with ACL support? Are you using a file system with ACL support?
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I'm not sure the users are being dynamically added at this point. I think I need something configured in the smb.conf file to auto-add the users, but I'm not sure.

I installed a Samba.rpm ver 2.2.7-security-rollup-fix

I gues what I would realy like is sample of a working smb.conf file for security=domain.

Of course I would expect any site specific info be made generic like
workgroup = <MY workgroup> and be commented out.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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I can report some success. I can now log into the console of the samba server using a NT domain account. I get an error about it not having a home directory, but I can figure that one out.

I think it has something to do with the /etc/pam.d/samba file. Can someone post a working version of that file.



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