Clarification on smb.conf man-page needed (doc-bug?)

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Sat Feb 3 20:20:20 GMT 2007

On Sat, 2007-02-03 at 12:05 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 07:29:10PM +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> > However, the observed behaviour, when mounting the share with
> > 'mount.cifs //localhost/share /mnt/test -o setuids,user=cifs' and user
> > cifs is set as admin user for the share is as follows;
> >  * the bits set in the 'security mask' become bits you can not change
> > with chmod.
> >  * bits not set in 'create mask' become bits you can not change with
> > chmod
> That's a bug. I've fixed it in SVN and it'll be fixed
> in the next stable release.

Many thanks for that. Would it be possible to see a patch for that
change, or is it a convoluted change?

Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>
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