[Samba] Permissions

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Apr 24 13:58:03 GMT 2002

Post your smb.conf file for the share. You may have to use the:
create mask (S)
              A synonym for this parameter is create mode .

              When a file is created, the  necessary  permissions
              are  calculated  according  to the mapping from DOS
              modes to UNIX permissions, and the  resulting  UNIX
              mode  is then bit-wise 'AND'ed with this parameter.
              This parameter may be thought of as a bit-wise MASK
              for  the UNIX modes of a file. Any bit not set here
              will be removed from the modes set on a  file  when
              it is created.

              The  default  value  of  this parameter removes the
              'group' and 'other' write and execute bits from the
              UNIX modes.

Note: The default behavior sounds like what you are seeing.

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 10:49:45AM +0000, martin at digconn.co.uk wrote:
> Heeelllp,
> I am strugling with permisions for Samba. I must have missed something.
> I have chmod the parent folder.
> I have set up a group and made all users part of the group.
> I have set file permissions for everybody to access all files.
> The problem I have is that each time someone opens a file the group write permissions are reset and nobody else can edit that file. If you go to the samba server and change the permissions anybody can open and edit the file and save but then noone else can write to it until the permissions are altered.
> When you create a file it is created under the group but without group write access.
> Have I missed a setting in smb.conf. How is one supposed the share files if other members of the group cannot access it.
> Thanks
> Martin

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