Samba and Read Only documents

Joel Goguen jtgoguen at
Tue Jan 13 17:01:43 UTC 2009

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Richard Cameron wrote:
> Would this be a different group than the windows workgroup?
> On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 11:29 -0400, Joel Goguen wrote:
> Richard Cameron wrote:
>>>> Hi again. I tried the second option you gave me but i get an error
>>>> message saying "invalid Group". Here's what I've done in the terminal so
>>>> far:
>>>> administrator at administrator-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/samba stop *
>>>> Stopping Samba daemons
>>>> [ OK ] 
>>>> administrator at administrator-desktop:~$ sudo
>>>> gedit /etc/samba/smb.confadministrator at administrator-desktop:~$ sudo
>>>> chmod -R o-rwx /home/administrator/SharedFiles
>>>> administrator at administrator-desktop:~$ sudo chgrp -R
>>>> sambausers  /home/administrator/SharedFiles
>>>> chgrp: invalid group: `sambausers'
>>>> administrator at administrator-desktop:~$ sudo chgrp -R
>>>> AE  /home/administrator/SharedFiles
>>>> chgrp: invalid group: `AE'
>>>> administrator at administrator-desktop:~$ 
>>>> On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 09:58 -0400, Joel Goguen wrote:
>>>>> sudo chgrp -R sambausers 
> You need to create the group first.  From the directions I gave:
> If you would rather go this route, create a new group (I'll pretend it's
> called 'sambausers' for now) and add everyone who should be able to
> access the share into that group.
> If you don't create the group, you'll get that error.  If you don't add
> all the users to the group, you'll get permission denied errors when
> they try to access it.
> Create the group: sudo groupadd sambausers
> Add users to the group: sudo useradd -G sambausers <username>
Yes, this is a Linux group you'll be creating.  You could make it the
same name as the Windows workgroup if you want (it might be easier to
remember what it's for later) but there's absolutely no requirement to
do so.

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