[Samba] RE: Samba and file permission question

Fredrik Ekengren fredrik.ekengren at mandarinen.se
Wed Apr 10 23:36:02 GMT 2002

Do you have a "force create mode" set to 0666 in your smb.conf?
I had problems with Samba changing permissions on existing files when my
Windows-based backup program tried to reset the archive attribute.

// Fredrik

> Hello all,
> We've been having problems with our virus scan (McAffe VirusScan) 
> changing the permissions on files it scans over a samba mount.  (It 
> sets most of them to 666, basically it just unsets the x bit.)  
> This is turning in to a real pain since a lot of our people 
> have their 
> unix homes as mounted drives.  Has anyone seen or heard of 
> this before? I searched for quite a while for a reason or 
> solution but I wasn't 
> exactly sure what I was looking for so it was a bit difficult.
> Thanks,
> Seth
> ---
> Seth Harbeck
> Space Systems / Loral
> 650-852-6649

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