Setting Up Samba - Howto Problem

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by AEngineer, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. AEngineer

    AEngineer New Member

    I'm a newbie attemtping to follow the instructions in

    Ubuntu (6.10) is working fine - desktop version
    I followed p.3 down to installing putty - which I did successfully

    Q1- Rights to server
    I can access the server I've set up using my ubuntu pswd (but only using the IP, not the name), but when I attempt to run the first command in italics "touch /quota.user /" I get a permissions error.

    - Am I right in thinking that this should command should be run through putty?
    - If so, how do I determine the proper user and password?
    - Must I be working as root throughout? If so, must I have in somewhat created a non-changing root account, something Ubuntu frowns upon from what I gather.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, you must be root. You can create a root account like this:
    sudo su
  3. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer


    To get the semantics correct,
    sudo su
    does not give you a new account, it just spawns a new shell with an effective user id of root. A slightly (system wise) optimized way of getting root rights is to use
    sudo bash
    which of course gives the same results. If you really want to logon as 'root', you'll have to assign a passwd to the root uid.

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