Bug 497708 - "force user" no longer works since 3.2.11-0.30.fc10
"force user" no longer works since 3.2.11-0.30.fc10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Guenther Deschner
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 516996
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Reported: 2009-04-26 08:01 EDT by Rolf Fokkens
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:21 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:21:43 EST
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smb.conf (9.91 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-27 11:10 EDT, Rolf Fokkens
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Description Rolf Fokkens 2009-04-26 08:01:45 EDT
Description of problem: "force user" has no effect since upgrading latest samba release. The following is the relevant part of the smb.conf:

   path = /var/fotos/data
   public = yes
   force user = rolf
   force group = users
   write list = monique
   printable = no

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.2.11-0.30.fc10

How reproducible: the problem is persistent and reproducable

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Assume the contents in /var/fotos/data is all owned by rolf
2. Let user monique from her windows client create anything, for example a folder

Actual results:
On the windows client: "Unable to create the folder "New folder". Access is denied"
With strace on the server EACCESS.

Expected results:
A new folder "New Folder"

Additional info:
Deletion of items still is posible.
The problem may be Fedora specific, see the bug reported to the samba folks:
Comment 1 Guenther Deschner 2009-04-27 09:34:40 EDT
Can you please post your full smb.conf ?
Comment 2 Rolf Fokkens 2009-04-27 11:10:08 EDT
Created attachment 341441 [details]

This is the relevant smb.conf
Comment 3 Guenther Deschner 2009-04-28 07:09:17 EDT
Can you please try the test packages available at 

They fix the issue here.
Comment 4 Rolf Fokkens 2009-04-28 14:02:02 EDT
They fix the issue here as well. Things work as expected again..
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-04-29 06:53:03 EDT
samba-3.2.11-0.31.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-04-29 06:53:44 EDT
samba-3.2.11-0.29.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-05-02 12:27:24 EDT
samba-3.2.11-0.29.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update samba'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-4101
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-05-02 12:43:08 EDT
samba-3.2.11-0.31.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update samba'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-4216
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 05:00:38 EST
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 04:21:43 EST
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