[K12OSN] Samba File permissions

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Fri Apr 30 15:52:15 UTC 2004

In the webmin module I had to go the to Security and Access Control for
the Share and check that it is writable.  I must have checked this when
I created the share not understanding this would override the linux
permissions.  I also added the 2 directives as you stated for future


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 10:27 AM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Samba File permissions

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 10:21, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> 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.

There are some circumstances that let samba connect as a guest user
instead of the one you expect.  If you set 'guest ok = no' or 'public =
no' on the share you can eliminate this.  It also helps if the user is
logged into the windows box under the same name as the unix login that
they should be using for the connection.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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