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  1. #1

    strange samba sharing problem

    uname -a gives
    Linux fc464 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:56:33 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    and smbd --version gives
    Version 3.0.14a-2

    and smb.conf:
    	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
    	load printers = yes
    	guest account = guest
    	idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
    	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    	null passwords = yes
    	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    	encrypt passwords = yes
    	public = yes
    	winbind use default domain = no
    	template shell = /bin/false
    	dns proxy = no
    	netbios name = fc64
    	cups options = raw
    	writeable = yes
    	server string = fcserver
    	idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
    	workgroup = MYGROUP
    	os level = 20
    	printcap name = /etc/printcap
    	security = share
    	create mode = 777
    	max log size = 50
    	directory mode = 777
    	comment = Home Directories
    	browseable = no
    	writeable = yes
    	comment = All Printers
    	path = /var/spool/samba
    	browseable = no
    	printable = yes
    	browseable = no
    	writeable = yes
    	path = /share
    	guest ok = yes
    	comment = SHARE
    	create mode = 777
    	directory mode = 777
    	available = no
    	create mode = 777
    	path = /carton
    	directory mode = 777
    	public = yes
            guest ok = yes
            writeable = yes
    	path = /etc/samba
    /carton is chmod'ed 777

    here's the story:

    connect to samba as normal user, can go into carton share, but cannot write anything. copied a file into /carton (in linux) and it's shown from windwos machine. When tried to delete the file, windows gives no response (just like a file is deleted normally) but the file actually remains there. SELinux is disabled as well.....

    any idea please??



  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    When you copy the file using the linux filesystem, you wont attach the same permissions and ownership to it that you would from samba. Check the file permissions for what you copied in, and see if the person using samba has permissions to delete it.
    Linux user #126863 - see

  3. #3
    hi sorry and thanks for you reply
    it turns out that my friend did not follow my instructions and turning selinux off actually solves the problem

    thanks again

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