Solved

samba can not write to folder but can read

Posted on 2006-06-21
2
620 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have folder staff4 in linux debian samba I can see in side the folder but I can not copy the file to folder How can i change the permision I can write in that folder in windowsmachine I have a root password of linux debian server
0
Comment
Question by:teera
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
pjedmond earned 210 total points
ID: 16957914
There are 2 issues here.

First, the user that is connecting must be provided with read-write access by the samba server. This means that the samba share must have in it's configuration for the share concered the entry:

writeable = yes

or similar. (CHeck your /etc/samba/smb.conf file

Secondly the file (and older containing it must have read/write permission with respect to the identity that you are connecting as. Check using:

ls -al /folder/being/shared

(   (()
(`-' _\
 ''  ''
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:csgeekpyro
csgeekpyro earned 210 total points
ID: 16962520
This sounds like the folder is o+x but the files in it aren't properly +r for your username.  Aside from that...

2 things to verify:

1. The create mask of the share.
2. The inherit permissions directive.

The man page will tell you all about these 2 things.  #2 is especially important if you log in to the samba server as say, root...and put a file in a user's home directory.  Found that out the hard way ;)

Oh, and if you have selinux set up in the kernel, verify your selinux policies for samba.  I set up a samba server on FC5 and selinux screwed me hard for about an hour till I gave up and asked google.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
python - find anything after $ question. 9 84
postfix start error! 9 85
How to fix Dual Server Conflict GitLab vs Apache2 3 58
umask commands 5 15
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question