Cannot Rename Files On A Samba Share With Version 3.6.X as a guest user
Last updated on JUNE 29, 2018
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
After patching a Solaris 10 Samba server from 119757-16 to 119757-22, which upgraded Samba from version 3.0.35 to 3.6.4, users could not rename files on shares. The users could read, write, create, and delete but, could not rename.
The Windows clients would receive a Access denied message when attempting to rename a file.
The Samba log file, in this case a client specific log file, or the log.smbd file in default cases, would contain the error:
Further investigation revealed that the users in question would be accessing the shares as a Samba guest user. The /etc/samba/smb.conf would contain the following settings.
In the [global] section:
guest account = guest_username
map to guest = bad user
The share section would allow guest user access:
guest ok = yes
The Samba server was patched to the updated version of 3.6.4.
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