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I have two servers with Debian 5.0.

server1: samba 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smbfs 2:3.2.5-4lenny9

smb.conf:

[test]
   comment = test
   path = /var/www/_test/
   browseable = no
   only guest = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   create mask = 0644
   directory mask = 0755

server1:~# mount | grep sda3
/dev/sda3 on /var/www type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)

# getfacl /var/www/_test/
# file: var/www/_test/
# owner: www-data
# group: www-data
user::rwx
group::rwx
other::r-x
default:user::rwx
default:user:www-data:rw-
default:user:testuser:rw-
default:group::rwx
default:mask::rwx
default:other::r-x

server2:

samba-common 2:3.2.5-4lenny9 smbfs 2:3.2.5-4lenny9

server2:~# mount.cifs  //server1/test /media/smb/test -o rw,user_xattr,acl
server2:~# mount | grep test
//server1/test on /media/smb/test type cifs (rw,mand)
server2:~# getfacl /media/smb/test/
# file: media/smb/test/
# owner: www-data
# group: www-data
user::rwx
group::rwx
other::r-x
default:user::rwx
default:user:www-data:rw-
default:user:testuser:rw-
default:group::rwx
default:mask::rwx
default:other::r-x

And there is the problem:

server2:~# su - testuser
(reverse-i-search)`touch': touch 123
testuser@server2:~$ touch /media/smb/
testuser@server2:~$ touch /media/smb/test/123
touch: cannot touch `/media/smb/test/123': Permission denied

Whats wrong?!

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1 Answer 1

You need execute permissions on the folder as well. Touch does one of two things:

  1. If the file specified exists, updates the timestamp
  2. If the file specified does not exist, create a new file

To know if /media/smb/test/123 exists, touch needs to list directory contents of the smb folder, which requires execute permission.

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