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Old 03-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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Granting permission to files owned by apache


Hi everyone,

In my FC4 setup, I have a web based torrent client and it continuously add files to a specific folder. This folder and its contents are owned by Apache. I share this folder using samba in my home network. The question is: How can I give a samba user the permission to delete the files in this folder or create new files/folders without altering the ownership of the main folder or its contents.....
 
Old 03-15-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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I created a new user and added it to the apache group
Code:
/usr/sbin/useradd -M -s /bin/false -g apache sambauser
and then I added the user to samba and restarted samba. Now when I access the folder using the newly created user from windows i can't delete/write any files although the user belongs to the group apache...

/etc/passwd
Code:
sambauser:x:501:48::/home/sambauser:/bin/false
/etc/samba/smbpasswd
Code:
sambauser:501:ABDC5ADF....
What is the problem??!!!
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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Hi,

I removed the user i created...and added this to my samba configuration file....now i can do whatever i want...

Code:
        comment = Torrents
        path = /home/torrents
        force user = root
        writeable = yes
        delete readonly = yes
 
Old 03-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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Better idea: add the users to your apache group, then give the group rwx on the folder.

Not sure I'd ever force root user, just because you may have some users you don't want messing with it.
 
  


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