Setting Permissions

Cole, Timothy D. timothy_d_cole at
Tue Apr 18 15:28:13 GMT 2000

You should be able to use Solaris (POSIX, really) ACLs.

Read the setfacl(1) manpage.  You'll probably find constructs like:

 find DOCS -type f | xargs -n 1 setfacl ...


 find DOCS -type d | xargs -n 1 setfacl ...

helpful for setting ACLs on files and directories in DOCS, respectively.

!!! Note that if you use chmod(1) on a file after setting the ACLs, it'll
nuke the file's ACL entries.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Harpreet Singh [SMTP:hsingh at]
> Sent:	Monday, April 17, 2000 13:53
> To:	Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
> Subject:	Setting Permissions
> Hello All, 
> I have a question about setting group permissions on the Samba Server
> running 
> on top of Solaris 2.6. 
> The question is: how do I assign permission so that one group called 
> STAFF has full permission on a folder called DOCS and another group 
> called SALES has Read Only access. 
> The Samba Server is part of the NT Domain. The way I set it up is 
> that I made two groups called Staff and Sales on the Solaris Machine
> running 
> Samba and added people to the group they belong. 
> Then using SWAT I gave read list = @sales and write list = @staff. 
> This works just fine when someone tries to access this docs share from the
> NT side 
> but lets anyone right through when they mount this share from a
> Unix/Solaris side. 
> What do you suggest I do? 
> Any input will be appreciated. 
> Thanks, 
> Harpreet 

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