Is samba supposed to change file permissions ?

Greenhalgh, Mark Mark.Greenhalgh at
Wed Sep 23 12:17:56 GMT 1998

I have set up  samba-1.9.18p10  on Sun Solaris.   I have created several
shares and whenever a user edits a file it gets set to permission mode 0744,
regardless of what it was before.   The file permission can than be changed
from windows using file properties.   

To avoid this extra step I added a create mask = 0655 to the share
definition.  Now the files get created with the correct permission, but they
can no longer change the permission.

Is this the default action ?  Can samba remember the file permissions ?

Mark Greenhalgh
greenhalghm at
mark.greenhalgh at

sample file share definition:

        comment = People Soft software 
        path = /opt/psoft
        create mask = 0655
        valid users = mag ubaron winiarz
        public = no
        writable = yes
        printable = no
        force user = psoft

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