Samba server problem

Patton Echols p.echols at
Tue Nov 17 08:08:49 UTC 2009

On 11/16/2009 10:13 PM, Christopher Chan wrote:
>> Uhhh, ok I just learned something.  I had thought that you were 
>> *supposed* to set permissions on "data" that are not intended to be 
>> executable to "rw" and not "x".  Though now that I look for it, I can't 
>> find a reference for why I "Knew" that.  But setting permissions fixed 
>> it.  A couple of questions if you don't mind.
>> Would it be better practice to have the directory "owned" by the group 
>> "users" (if you can even to that) and set the permissions to 700, or to 
>> do as it is now, files are "owned" by me, but permissions are 770?
>> So following chmod -R 770 /raid/Windata everything is set to:
>> drwxrw-r--  9 patton users 4096 2009-09-19 22:11 Windata
>> More generically, why all the permission levels if you can't touch the 
>> files w/o the correct "rwx" permissions?  or am I missing something 
>> critical?  I suppose this question really should be added to my reading 
>> list for future reference.
> It is already 'owned' by users. The first set of permissions related to 
> the user owner, the second set to the group owner and the last set to 
> everybody else.
> For directories, the 'x' bit represents the permission to search (go 
> into - not list contents of) the directory while it represents the 
> permission to execute for files.
Ok, thanks.  Not quite sure I get it, but as I said, permissions is on 
my reading list.  At least my server is working properly . . . until I 
implement the next thing!

Thanks to everyone else who chimed in, I appreciate it.

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