i've got this public share but have problems with permissions. i'm using debian 3.1 (sarge) and the stock version of samba (v3.0.14a). i've following these steps to no avail: http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/AccessControls.html#id2585475 Doing Steps 3 to 5 under "Users Cannot Write to a Public Share" doesn't work for me... and i have no idea what i've done wrong. It says in Step 5 "You should see that the file Afile created by Jill will have ownership and permissions of Jack, as follows: -rw-r--r-- 1 jack engr 0 2003-02-04 09:57 Afile" But I've still got Jill as the owner??? What could I have done wrong? Also, I have avoided using force user/group because of what was stated here: http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2005-March/101490.html any ideas/suggestions would be much appreciated!!!