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Old 08-27-2003, 07:48 AM   #1
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Question change access permissions on Samba share from win2k?

I realise this sort of question comes up quite a bit and I have read and tried a number of the solutions suggested with no real results.

I have Samba 2.2.5 running on SuSE 8.1 acting as the PDC and file server for with a number of win2k machines. I would like the windows machines to be able to change permissions on the files that reside on the Samba share? How do I accomplish this?

I have tried all sorts of configurations and right now I have everything set to 777 as follows:

From smb.conf
create mask = 0777
force create mode = 0777
force security mode = 0777
directory mask = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
force directory security mode = 0777
force unknown acl user = 0777

I had assumed that this would enable anyone to do just about anything. However, when I try to change a permission on a file or directory on the Samba share from the windows machines, I get an error saying I am unable to save permission changes.

The idea was that there would be a public folder that was open and unrestricted (to and extent) and once I figured out how to deal with the permissions issue, I would start to tighten up the settings.

Any ideas?
Old 08-30-2003, 06:30 PM   #2
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I would suggest that you install (on your linux box) and use Webmin. It is VERY easy to setup proper permissions for SAMBA shares. You can get it at:
Old 03-25-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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This is old, but in case somebody stumbles across it looking for an answer (as I did), make sure the filesystem the share is on is being mounted with acl enabled. The default for ext2, 3 and 4 seems to be without acl support.

mount -o remount,acl /path/to/share
If it works, put it in your fstab.


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