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Guest user in Samba with full read / write / delete?

Posted on 2014-04-16
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I have a need to setup an unprotected network share where people can dump non-sensitive information.

The directory that we are using is owned by the user:group office:office (this is a Debian box).

What I want is:
1. Map the guest user to office
2. Allow the guest user (as office) to have complete permissions over the contents of this directory.

Currently, the share definition looks like this:
[trash]
	comment = Dump your crap here.
	path = /home/office/trash
	admin users = office
	read only = No
	create mask = 0777
	force create mode = 0777
	force security mode = 0777
	directory mask = 0777
	force directory mode = 0777
	force directory security mode = 0777
	guest ok = Yes
        guest user = office

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...but when the clients try to delete a directory out of the trash share, it tells you that you don't have permissions.

What config am I missing?
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Question by:DrDamnit
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by:Mazdajai
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Can you post smb.conf? Can clients delete file?
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by:DrDamnit
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[global]
      server string = %h server
      map to guest = Bad User
      obey pam restrictions = Yes
      pam password change = Yes
      passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
      passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
      unix password sync = Yes
      syslog = 0
      log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
      max log size = 1000
      dns proxy = No
      usershare allow guests = Yes
      panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
      idmap config * : backend = tdb

[printers]
      comment = All Printers
      path = /var/spool/samba
      create mask = 0700
      printable = Yes
      print ok = Yes
      browseable = No

[trash]
      comment = Dump your crap here.
      path = /home/office/trash
      admin users = office
      read only = No
      create mask = 0777
      force create mode = 0777
      force security mode = 0777
      directory mask = 0777
      force directory mode = 0777
      force directory security mode = 0777
      guest ok = Yes
        guest user = office
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by:DrDamnit
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It seems to be a file system permissions problem. If I have a directory (d1) in the share with a file  in it (f1) and set the permissions for them both to 777, I can delete.

777 is not a good set of permissions to use.

It seems that since the files are owned by the user 'office', that if guest is mapped to office, then people accessing the shares should have '7' (rwx) access to the files. But, that's apparently not happening....

Why?
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Figured it out. guest account = office should have been a global setting, not a per-share setting since it is a user directive.
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