Peter Risdon wrote:


i have been having problems with a SAMBA shared directory and user permissions. My smb.conf file is simple and allows for members of 'wwwdev' access the directory, and they can when i test it, but we get all kinds of problems with the permissions on various files and directories:

It would help if you said exactly what those problems are.

sure. i realised i didn't explain just after i sent the mail. doh!

ok: i want really open access 'a-la-windows' style to all files under a certain directory tree to users in a particular group. at the moment, i am having to chown all files over to whom ever is editing them at any given time.

////////////////////////////////////////////////////// [wwwdev] comment = Virtual Web Servers HTTP dirs path = /usr/wwwdev create mode = 0765 valid users = @wwwdev //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

You might also need to set the directory mode on the share.

cool, what would you suggest?

i assume this is a ownership issue on the unix file system side, although i have opened up the permissions to 'pants down in public' level ....


So, what is the problem? Do these permissions and/or the file ownerships get altered when accessed by a Windows client?

i would have assumed that because the two users were in the same group they could access the same files in turn without chown-ing.
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