Samba digest 2532 / Problem with "force create mode" et. al.

Ryan Waldron rew at
Tue May 23 19:39:31 GMT 2000

On Tue, 23 May 2000, Axel Neumann wrote:

> Hi,
> Frankly spoken you have a real RTFM problem.

Thanks, that really helps me out. :)

> The manual pages for smb.conf say that "create mask" and "create mode" are 
> equal. It also says that there is only a "force XXXX mode" (where XXXX is 
> either create or directory). So a replacement of mask with mode will do the 
> thing.

Hmm, this is a case of RT-correct-FM, then.  I was making the mistake
of viewing the O'Reilly "Using Samba" book on these parameters, and
they clearly state that, like "create mask|mode", "force create
mask|mode" are equivalent, when they are not.

I also had some underlying FS ownerhip and permissions issues which
were complicating things a bit.  I think I'm over the hump, and want
to thank those of you who helped me get it right.

Ryan Waldron    |||    |||    rew at

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