File permissions

Tim Allen timallen at
Fri Nov 30 09:24:04 GMT 2001

Hi everyone

I'm trying to get my head around the way Samba sets file permissions. I'm
running Samba 2.2.2 on RH7.1 and have a test setup with a few NT4

The relevant bit of smb.conf looks like this:

  path = /shared/common
  read only = No
  create mask = 0777
  directory mask = 0777
  map archive = No

(defaults for force create mode and security mask)

Creating a file in the directory from an NT machine results in a file with


Why aren't the x bits set?

Thanks in advance.

Tim Allen
timallen at

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