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Old 06-14-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
Uncle Hildegard
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Access rights from Windows vs. access right from the shell

Hi all,

just in case my first post is a stupid question - please bear with me, I'm still learnig... ;-)

I've set up a fileserver running Debian Lenny with Samba 3.2.5.
Things work fine so far but I experience different behaviour of some shared folders when a user accesses them from the shell or from Windows (XP/2000).
There's a user 'karl' and a directory /home/data/test.
karl is the owner of the directory and his access rights are set to "rx". On the shell I can copy and delete files to /home/data/test as expected but when I try this from Windows it says "Access is denied". From Windows it only works when the user-rights are set to "rwx".

Can someone explain why the behaviour is different?
Is it probably a setting in the smb.conf that I've done wrong?

Would be great if someone had an explanation.

Thanks in advance!
Uncle Hildegard
Old 06-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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What is the FULL permission flags of the file and the parent directory? There are 3 levels of them, and maybe one of the others is being used. A file might have "-rwxrwxrwx" or the safer "-rw-r--r--". Can you show the exact output of "ls -dl . <filename>" (yes, with the "." as shown with spaces around it, to show the dorectory), from the shell, for that file?


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