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Hello,

I have an NFS share on a dlink dns-323 NAS. There are folders created in this share that where created with vmware esxi3.5. It seems like the owner of the folders is "root".

Can I access/modify the folder from windows xp using the root user

When I check the propreties of the folder under windows I can see in security tab:

root (unix group\root)
root (unix user\root)
everyone

I cannot change the propreties

thank you
bob

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by:arnold
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The security on the NFS share are likely controlled from the dlink NAS web interface.
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by:bobsensor
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the share on the dlink nas is set to r/w. I can r/w in that share but i cannot delete the folders created by the ESXI box. The purpase of this is to delete backup folders created by ghettoVCB from a batch file in windows. If there is a simpler way, I'm open to suggestions

thank you
bob
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by:arnold
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Check what other options are available on the DLink.

Does it have a delete right?

Is this NAS integrated into an AD environment if that is what you have?

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by:bobsensor
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There is no other rights setting that I can see other than what is on the image.

The NAS has it's own authentification for windows and has NFS sharing also

thank you
bob
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by:arnold
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I do not have enough familiarity with this to suggest alternatives?  Can you create another share and see what the imact of having root squash set to no would have?
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by:bobsensor
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Root squash was supposed to be set to "no". I have changed it back to no, but still no access.

What do you mean by Impact?
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by:mccracky
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Can you allow "SMB" access to the same folder? (choose that radio button on the page you posted to see the SMB/Windows rights.) That's more palatable to Windows.
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by:bobsensor
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I'm able to create a smb share to the same folder but it seems like the NFS has priority when I browse the folder permissions.
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by:mccracky
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My guess is that there is your problem.  The windows machine will more than likely be using the SMB  part of the share rather than nfs.  That last shot shows SMB on that share to be read-only.  Try reseting that to read/write.

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root_squash only has any effect if you are connecting to the share as root.  If "yes", then when you connect to the share as root, you only have the rights of the guest user.  If "no", then you have the rights of root.
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mccracky,

How do I access the share as unix/root on my windows pc?

bob
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the smb share is r/w. the image is incorrect

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When you are an administrative account on the workstation, you might have admin rights on the share.
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If I recall correctly, Windows asks (or when you "Map" the drive, you can specify) which user/password to connect to a share as.

Though it will only accept one login/password per machine, so if you are already connected, it will use those credentials.   Try disconnecting from all the shares of this machine and connecting with new credentials.
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