Samba suggestion. (.smbaccess)

Eugene Fisher Eugene.Fisher at
Thu Oct 5 15:41:06 GMT 2000

It would be very nice to inherit not only permissions, but owner-user and
owner-group also....

consider the directory structure:
A - (501:601) rwxrwx---
  |-B (501:602) rwxrwx---
  |-C (502:603) rwxrwx---
where groups 602 and 603 are subsets of group 601.
You share folder A as Samba share.
If user 502 creates a file in folder B via Samba, user 501 cannot reach it
(the file will have owner-user 502 and owner-group - the primary group of
user 502).
"force user" and "force group" don't help you, because the subfolders have
different owners.

This configuration is not so sophisticated, I faced this problem and had to
create mutiple shares what confuses users.


Eugene Fisher,
Senior IT Engineer,

"Air Kazakstan" airlines
E-mail: Eugene.Fisher at

-----Original Message-----
From: David Lee
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 10:17 PM
To: Ries van Twisk
Cc: samba at; samba-technical at
Subject: Re: Samba suggestion. (.smbaccess)

>So we invented "inherit permissions", which creates all new files and
>subdirectories with permissions inherited from the immediate parent.
>Very non-UNIX, but very like the way our users think:
> "this thing (relatively high-level directory) is a private/group/public
> project".

>So take a look at 2.0.7's "inherit permissions".  Hope it helps.

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