Kubuntu and file permissions

Jordi Ferrando Fabra jferrando at netplc.com
Mon Apr 23 20:02:34 UTC 2007

I have managed (finally!) to mount my server's SAMBA shares to my 
kubuntu box so that it is usable with Openoffice files from the Kubuntu 
feisty desktop. To achieve this, special configuration have been done in 
the samba server, basically:

*kernel oplocks = no*

   comment = Directorio datos NETPLC/INTRANSYS
   path = /datos
   read only = No
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   printable = no

   create mask = 0770                   #Esta es una máscara - Quita los 
permisos de o+rwx, pero no añade
                                        #Permisos a user ni group
   directory mask = 2770                #Análogo a create mask pero para 

*   oplocks = yes
   share modes = yes
   locking = yes
   strict locking = no
   blocking locks = no
With this server's configuration, after installing smbfs package in the 
client (!!! important, don't know why, else it does not work), I am able 
to mount my server's share with:

$ *sudo mount -t cifs //espada.netplc.com/datos /home/jferrando/cespada 
-o user=jordi,iocharset=utf8*

And openoffice can read and write files, even locking happens when a 
file is opened from my linux desktop and some Windows machine at the 
same time. In the windows machine it opens the file as read-only, and in 
the Linux desktop I get one I/O error (at least I can't overrite my 
coleague's opened files!).

I have one "annoying" feature now, tough:

I have file and directory creation masks to allow a security policy 
based on groups at the SAMBA server (Kubuntu 6.06 LTS), but when I try 
to copy and paste files with konqueror, I always get an annoying message:

*No se pudieron cambiar los permisos de

Means "Could no change the permissios of the file ...".
Any idea?

... time to get Linux desktop usable is coming closer ...


*Jordi Ferrando Fabra*

Director Técnico
Camino Viejo Castellón-Onda SN
12540 Vila-real (Castellón) España
Tlf: +34 964 506174 Fax: +34 964 506173

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