Group permissions (umask)

Dan Roscigno ddr at
Sat Jan 30 04:14:40 GMT 1999

> We need to modify access rights on the Unix server so that
> when file(s) are created in a directory the file(s) get
> the group (rw-)  access privileges. When creating files in
> Unix the files do receive the group (rw-) access rights. 
> However, files created on a PC with WINDOWS 95 within the
> same directory will not receive the group (rw-) access
> rights. 

> We have added the following to the smb.conf file:

>        [newsletter]
>                comment = newsletter
>                path = /some/newsletter
>                valid users = @staff @editors
>                read only = yes
>                write list = @editors

To do this I would add:

		force group = newsletter 
		create mask = 0760

The group would be whatever group owns the files.

Dan Roscigno ddr at (352)392-4028
Physics Dept. University of Florida 2122 New Physics Building

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