I want Group Write on a Share

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at ensco.com
Thu Feb 11 21:38:09 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Eric_Songer at urscorp.com carved some runes 
like this:  

> Ultra Sparc using Solaris 2.5.1.  When Win95/NT clients create files or
> folders on a share, the protections are set so only the user has write
> access.  I want Group write access.

Then the group (that the desired users belong to under Solaris) 
must own the directory tree that you're exporting as a samba share 
(make sure it's not owned by root).  Depending on whether or not 
you set the sticky bit on the directory, you can have group 
read/write access, or group write (where only the file owner can 

> I did RTFM, and tried to set create mask (or mode, I tried both) in
> the smb.conf, but in my log file I get the following error:  Ignoring
> badly formed line: create mask 0775.  I then tried force create mask, etc,
> but I always get the same badly formed line error.  Will somebody please
> tell me what I'm doing wrong?

You forgot the equals sign (as in "create mode = 0775).  Feel like 
Homer yet? (Doh!  :-p)


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