[Samba] Permissions with CD's Copied from Win

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Wed Jun 18 03:32:24 GMT 2003

The parameter you want to set is "force create mode = 0777" or 0666 if you
don't want to set the execute bit.  this will affect files only, not
directories.  It's somewhat difficult to explain (and took me about 2
years to wrap my head around it.), but create mode will remove unwanted
permission attributes, whereas force create mode will add permission
attributes.  For example, if you wanted to remove the word readable
permission from new files, you would use create mode = 0740.

Also note that in unix terms, you have to make a file writable (as opposed
to DOS, where you have to make files read-only.)  It's a sublte
difference, but can be a little confusing.

Jun 17  11:26pm

They hang the man and flog the woman
That steal the goose from off the common,
But let the greater villain loose
That steals the common from the goose.
  --English folk poem, circa 1764

On 18 Jun 2003, Usenet News wrote:

I've recently installed a new server here. This is my first Samba
install so I'm a newbie. We are using RH9 and Samba 2.2.7a. Everything
with the transition from the old server to the new went great. I do seem
to have one little bug though that I've been unable to work out. If one
of the users copies the contents of a CD to the server the permissions
for the folder and files copied are 755. That is that the Owner can
RWX,but the group and others can only Read and Execute, but not write. I
realize the the files and folders on the CD are Read only, but I would
like to be able to have any member of the group be able to remove the
read only properties from the files on the server from their windows

A typical share in my smb.conf file looks something like so:

        path = /home/sales
        writeable = yes
        create mask = 0777
        comment = Sales
        valid users = tweedledee, tweedledum, humptydumpty, horses, men

Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

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