[Samba] Shared dir permissions problems

Gliebe Richard (gr) Gliebe at Hilti.com
Wed May 29 02:08:54 GMT 2002

From: Jonathan Clark [mailto:jr.clark at qut.edu.au]
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:55 AM wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We are having a ticklish problem with permissions on the 
> swap, and other 
> shared directories on our new server... (Samba 2.2.3a domain 
> server with 
> W2KPro clients.)
> We set up a number of directories in home which are 
> subsequently mapped on 
> the W2K clients.
> The shared directories are where the problem is. It seems 
> that when a file 
> is created, then the only user that can edit the file is the original 
> creator. This seems logical for a swap space where users can 
> copy files 
> from but not save over them.
> But... we want files to be able to be opened, edited and then 
> saved again 
> by any users (who have access to those directories) - not 
> just the original 
> creator. An example is an Access database that needs to be 
> accessed by all 
> members of the 'staff'' group.
> I am thinking it is a setting in the samba conf file. Any 
> leads would be 
> very much appreciated.
> We had a look through the recent archives and found some 
> items hinting at 
> the issue - but I am having trouble matching this with our situation.

I think you need the options:

Default: force create mode = 000
Example: force create mode = 0755
Default: force directory mode = 000
Example: force directory mode = 0755


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