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From "Matt Hannan" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Permissions question
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2004 14:55:02 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Gration [] 
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Permissions question

Matt Hannan wrote:
> I have a main web site that I maintain (set that up as Name virtual,
> also) and do not mind buggering around with flipping files from my XP 
> client to my Linux server via assorted SAMBA shares.
> The issue is that I have a roommate, who the second site is for, and I

> do not think she can handle the file flipping that has become nearly 
> second nature to me.
> I have the /var/www set as a share in SAMBA, but I have never been 
> able to make edits directly to it. Now that she is onboard with making

> a web site, I want to make it as easy as pie for her, hence being able

> to write to the SAMABA share in her web sites directory.

You leave some details out, but I'm guessing you have security=share 
rather than security=user? If I'm right, then I can help. If not, then I

can't help, 'cos security=user is such a black art :-)

Under security=share, you set a user / group (usually nobody) in 
smb.conf which all file operations are done as, you need to make sure 
that the owner / group of the samba share matches this user and that 
your samba share perms are 775.



I am running SAMBA as a PDC, so yeah, it is security=user.
Thanks for the replies, especially the one for 775!!! I saw my SAMBA
permissions were out of skew.

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