Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
Echo Kilo
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu - Debian Based
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 30
SAMBA Public Share Folder


I am trying to create public share a folder (using SAMBA) that everyone (ie. windows clients) can read and write to.

What happens is, I set the permissions on the Linux side as 777 and it works fine, but after an hour, the permissions autmaticaly change back to 755.

Is this the Linux system doing this or is it SAMBA that changes it?

Is there an owner name that I can make so that all clients can Read and Write because the only permission that seems to stay the same is the owner permissions.


Echo Kilo
Old 11-13-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682
Please include which distro you are using. Entering your distribution in 'User CP' may be a good idea because then you don't have to remember to include it in your message every time. The reason that I ask is because some distro's include a service that will reset the permissions on directories. You can go to the Permissions / Security setup to change the default behavior. This program will be run either hourly or nightly by cron. If there is such a program on your system you may wish to have root's mail sent to you so that you. The report will warn of world writeable files and directories found.
Old 06-17-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0

I have a same problem.
I want a share folder on my ubuntu for windows client users.

which is the best way to do that?
Old 06-17-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuse, Slack, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, PCBSD
Posts: 6,678

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
I always thinks its a good idea to read at least the start of or the official howto on the samba site. it will, if nothing else, get you to the point where you can ask some specific questions (or in the case of post #3, I suspect give you a direct example).

EK, do you have something like

create mode = 777
directory mode =755
in your share definition?

Last edited by billymayday; 06-17-2008 at 01:34 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba Public Folder Permissions decoone Linux - Networking 4 09-26-2007 12:42 AM
Samba public share FNC Linux - Software 9 11-14-2005 07:54 PM
public share in samba brasuca Linux - Software 2 05-10-2004 09:07 AM
Samba Public Folder DerrickCheang Linux - Newbie 3 10-29-2002 06:04 AM
Public Samba share mdpowell Linux - Software 1 03-13-2002 10:41 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration