[K12OSN] Samba File permissions

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Fri Apr 30 15:21:47 UTC 2004

I am trying to drop a file in from Win2000 that doesn't already exist in
/home/Drop/Class1 folder.  It won't even let me drop a unique file in.
I am not really worried about what permissions it has once written to
the server as there are now scripts and stuff running to change
permissions as a result of yesterdays barrage of email.  I just want to
be able to drop a new file into this write only folder.  This should
work right?  I am going to try from a different machine with a new user
just to verify this user isn't messed up.

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 9:54 AM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Samba File permissions

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 09:46, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> My Samba installation doesn't seem to mirror linux directory 
> permissions.  Does Samba have settings to override linux permissions?

> I would like Samba to assign whatever permissions to folders that 
> linux has assigned.  Example of problem: In linux folder 
> /home/Drop/Teacher1/Class1 is set to 773, I can write to this folder 
> with any user in Netatalk or local, but get the error "Cannot Copy 
> filename: Access is denied. The source file may be in use."
> Folders above Class1 are set to 755.  Any ideas?  I am so close, but 
> yet so far to having this file server figured out.

Folder/directory permissions apply to the ability to create or delete
files within them.  Existing files within the directory have their own
owners and permissions. Samba can add restrictions but can't ignore or
override unix permissions with the exception of mapping the connection
to a different user and if files are initially created through samba you
can force the owner/group/modes of the new files and directories.  If
you want group access you need to force the group ownership and group
r/w and you may have to come up with some other way to do this for files
that aren't created under samba.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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