Unable to Change File Permissions on Samba Shared Filesystem

(Doc ID 2324249.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to change file ownership on a filesystem mounted with type "cifs", permission denied.

# chmod -R 777 /Meter_FTP/
chmod: changing permissions of ‘/Meter_FTP/’: Permission denied

Cause

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