[Samba] mask question

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 19 10:40:34 GMT 2003

On Sat, Apr 19, 2003 at 12:23:27PM +0200, vincent blondel wrote:
> We are all using here a linux lan server with samba. We got unix and windows
> clients but I have some troubles with unix clients.
> I defined some shares with create mask = 0644. This works perfectly for
> windows and linux clients but when I list files on the remote lan server
> from my linux workstation, I don't see the real mask of the file. I always
> see the mask 0644 ( even if the file has for example a mask of 755 ).
> Secondly, I can change the mask of files. So if I manually chmod 755 a file,
> I don't receive any error message but it doesn't change anything.

As far as I know smbfs is not able to show or manage permissions. If
you're going from UNIX to UNIX you will usually be better off using a
UNIX-native protocol like NFS.

Michael Heironimus

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