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This is probably easier to show than to explain...

-bash-3.2$ id
uid=501(admin) gid=503(admin) groups=100(users),501(admins),503(admin)
-bash-3.2$ groups
admin users admins
-bash-3.2$ ls -l
total 8
drwxrwxrwx 78 admin www 4096 Dec  9 09:02 Inbox
drwxrwxrwx 21 admin www 4096 Dec  8 21:45 Movies
drwxrwx---  3 admin www   52 Dec  9 07:57 TV
-bash-3.2$ cd Movies
-bash-3.2$ ls -l      
total 20
drwxrwx--- 7 admin www 4096 Dec  8 00:04 Action
drwxrwx--- 6 admin www 4096 Dec  8 00:05 Animation
drwxrwx--- 4 admin www 4096 Dec  8 00:17 Comedy
drwxrwx--- 4 admin www 4096 Dec  8 00:14 Drama
drwxrwx--- 4 admin www 4096 Dec  8 00:14 Family
drwxrwx--- 6 admin www   58 Dec  6 19:10 Foreign Language
drwxrwx--- 2 admin www   31 Dec  7 23:58 Horror
drwxrwx--- 3 admin www   50 Dec  8 00:15 Science Fiction
drwxrwx--- 2 admin www    6 Dec  8 00:16 Thriller
-bash-3.2$ cd ../Inbox
-bash: cd: ../Inbox: Permission denied

Filesystem is XFS. Are there permissions on the directories that ls -l wouldn't show? I'm the owner of all directories and files inside them. I can sudo to modify the file permissions or view the contents of the folders but I need them to be accessible by 'admin'.

Any ideas? I'll be checking the question regularly so let me know if I need to update this with more information.

Thanks

Edit : Added strace

execve("/bin/ls", ["ls", "Inbox"], [/* 21 vars */]) = 0
brk(0)                                  = 0x26000
uname({sys="Linux", node="axentraserver.the-brodie-stora.mystora.com", ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4001c000
access("/etc/ld.so.preload", R_OK)      = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY)      = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=17972, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 17972, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4001d000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/librt.so.1", O_RDONLY)       = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0P\25\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=39776, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 57816, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x40025000
mprotect(0x4002b000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x40032000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x5) = 0x40032000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libacl.so.1", O_RDONLY)      = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\0\24\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=134375, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 54368, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x40034000
mprotect(0x4003a000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x40041000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x5) = 0x40041000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libselinux.so.1", O_RDONLY)  = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\2147\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=297439, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 117504, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x40042000
mprotect(0x40056000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x4005d000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x13) = 0x4005d000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libgcc_s.so.1", O_RDONLY)    = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\10\"\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=43164, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40022000
mmap2(NULL, 74572, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x4005f000
mprotect(0x4006a000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x40071000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0xa) = 0x40071000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY)        = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0XI\1\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1517948, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 1245628, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x40072000
mprotect(0x40195000, 32768, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x4019d000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x123) = 0x4019d000
mmap2(0x401a0000, 8636, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x401a0000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libpthread.so.0", O_RDONLY)  = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\230A\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=121044, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 115184, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x401a3000
mprotect(0x401b5000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x401bc000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x11) = 0x401bc000
mmap2(0x401be000, 4592, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x401be000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libattr.so.1", O_RDONLY)     = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\364\f\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=40571, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 45512, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x401c0000
mprotect(0x401c3000, 32768, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x401cb000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x3) = 0x401cb000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libdl.so.2", O_RDONLY)       = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\254\10\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=15344, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 41116, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x401cc000
mprotect(0x401ce000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x401d5000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x1) = 0x401d5000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libsepol.so.1", O_RDONLY)    = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\330/\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=228044, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 301748, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x401d7000
mprotect(0x4020f000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x40216000, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x37) = 0x40216000
mmap2(0x40217000, 39604, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40217000
close(3)                                = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40221000
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x40222000
set_tls(0x40221d00, 0x40221d00, 0x40024000, 0x402223e8, 0x41) = 0
mprotect(0x401d5000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
mprotect(0x401bc000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
mprotect(0x4019d000, 8192, PROT_READ)   = 0
mprotect(0x4005d000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
mprotect(0x40032000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
mprotect(0x40023000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 17972)               = 0
set_tid_address(0x402218a8)             = 9539
set_robust_list(0x402218b0, 0xc)        = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGRTMIN, {0x401a6d90, [], SA_SIGINFO|0x4000000}, NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGRT_1, {0x401a6c64, [], SA_RESTART|SA_SIGINFO|0x4000000}, NULL, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_UNBLOCK, [RTMIN RT_1], NULL, 8) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
brk(0)                                  = 0x26000
brk(0x47000)                            = 0x47000
open("/proc/mounts", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4001d000
read(3, "rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0\nubi0:root"..., 1024) = 1024
read(3, "fs.xino,noplink,create=mfs,sum,b"..., 1024) = 428
read(3, "", 1024)                       = 0
close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 4096)                = 0
access("/etc/selinux/", F_OK)           = 0
open("/etc/selinux/config", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
ioctl(1, SNDCTL_TMR_TIMEBASE or TCGETS, {B38400 opost isig icanon echo ...}) = 0
ioctl(1, TIOCGWINSZ, {ws_row=52, ws_col=153, ws_xpixel=918, ws_ypixel=728}) = 0
stat64("Inbox", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0777, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFL)                     = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
fcntl64(3, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK)  = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/var/run/nscd/socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
close(3)                                = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFL)                     = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
fcntl64(3, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK)  = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/var/run/nscd/socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
close(3)                                = 0
open("/etc/nsswitch.conf", O_RDONLY)    = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1696, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4001d000
read(3, "#\n# /etc/nsswitch.conf\n#\n# An ex"..., 4096) = 1696
read(3, "", 4096)                       = 0
close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 4096)                = 0
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY)      = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=17972, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 17972, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4001d000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/lib/libnss_files.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0(\0\1\0\0\0\304\27\0\0004\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=49256, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 70316, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0x40223000
mprotect(0x4022c000, 28672, PROT_NONE)  = 0
mmap2(0x40233000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x8) = 0x40233000
close(3)                                = 0
mprotect(0x40233000, 4096, PROT_READ)   = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 17972)               = 0
open("/etc/passwd", O_RDONLY)           = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFD)                     = 0
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1661, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4001d000
read(3, "root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash\n"..., 4096) = 1661
close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 4096)                = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFL)                     = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
fcntl64(3, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK)  = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/var/run/nscd/socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
close(3)                                = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_STREAM, 0)         = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFL)                     = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
fcntl64(3, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK)  = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/var/run/nscd/socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
close(3)                                = 0
open("/etc/group", O_RDONLY)            = 3
fcntl64(3, F_GETFD)                     = 0
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=700, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4001d000
read(3, "root:x:0:root\nbin:x:1:root,bin,d"..., 4096) = 700
close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0x4001d000, 4096)                = 0
open("Inbox", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
write(2, "ls: ", 4ls: )                     = 4
write(2, "Inbox", 5Inbox)                    = 5
write(2, ": Permission denied", 19: Permission denied)     = 19
write(2, "\n", 1
)                       = 1
close(1)                                = 0
exit_group(2)                           = ?

2nd edit: Elaboration for Mike.

The Inbox sits at the following location

/home/admin/MyLibrary/MyVideos/Inbox
/home/admin/MyLibrary/MyVideos/Movies

The system is a Netgear Stora NAS box that I have root access to. The /home/ folder is mounted as an smb share on various computers around the house. The folder /Inbox cannot be opened on any of those machines (they all connect as 'admin'). When I ssh into the box using the 'admin' credentials I am also unable to access the folder. The folder was created via a Web Admin page hosted on the NAS. The user/group for the Inbox folder was previously apache:www (expected as this folder was created by the web application), but I chmod/chowned the folder as the root user in an attempt to grant the admin user (therefore the rest of the connected machines) access to the files. Sorry for not including this earlier, I wasn't sure if it was relevant and didn't want to confuse the situation.

-Thanks

3rd Edit Sorry again - It looks like this NAS is running some custom version of Red Hat, not Debian as previously stated - I'm not sure if this makes a difference

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add system calls trace: Movies$ LC_ALL=C strace ls ../Inbox –  hiemye Dec 9 '10 at 10:10
    
Now added strace. –  calumbrodie Dec 9 '10 at 11:13
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is Inbox or any directory below it mounted or like a nfs mount? –  Mike Dec 9 '10 at 12:28
    
I've edited the question with more information - it's not mounted as nfs but as smb. –  calumbrodie Dec 9 '10 at 14:29

3 Answers 3

It is definitely not SELinux, but it looks like you may have ACLs on the folder. You can verify by runing getfacl. Here is an example:

[root@localhost ~]# getfacl install.log
# file: install.log
# owner: root
# group: root
user::rw-
group::r--
other::r--

That would probably explain why you couldn't access it as the admin user, even though you gas it full permissions.

To address it, you need to modify the acls with setfacl, either to provide full access to that folder or allow access to the folder by the admin user. Again, here is an example:

[root@localhost ~]# setfacl -m u:apache:rx install.log
[root@localhost ~]# getfacl install.log
# file: install.log
# owner: root
# group: root
user::rw-
user:apache:r-x
group::r--
mask::r-x
other::r--

If you familiar with Unix-style permissions, you'll get the hang of it. Do "man setfacl" for more instructions on using setfacl.

Edit: I checked and acls are supported on XFS. So it very likely to be that.

Here is a page that gives a better idea on how to use them:

http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/ACL/linux-acl.html

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The answer can be found here: http://www.openstora.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1506

Your NAS probably has JBOD set up, and mismatching permissions. Have a look in /mnt/disk1 and /mnt/disk2 and check your permissions in each one. You'll find that they are not matching. Change them to the correct user in both places and you'll have access.

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Is SELinux enabled. Can you run ls -Z on /home/admin/MyLibrary/MyVideos/Inbox?

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Hi slillibri, someone else asked this exact same question then deleted their answer which isn't too helpful... SELinux doesn't seem to be installed (/selinux folder and /etc/selinux are both empty). ls -Z is not a valid command on my system, and I can't do either 'attrs' or 'getfattr'. The file system (XFS) supports extended attributes but I don't think they are in use. Is there any other way I can check other than the methods I've described (that don't work on my system) –  calumbrodie Dec 11 '10 at 17:54
    
No, SELinux is definitely not enabled. If it is enabled, you would see a dot after the permissions. –  Rilindo Sep 19 '11 at 2:45

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