[Samba] Upgrade & directory permissions

Jose Martinez jvm_vi at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 20 19:33:43 GMT 2004

That's correct. Just play with the umask setting in the smb.conf file so
that the end result is what u need.  That is what happened in our situation
as well.

If you want it to be 770.. and u notice its ending up at 755, play with the
smb.conf umask to obtain the value of 770.


-----Original Message-----
From: EXT-Auleta, Michael [mailto:michael.auleta at boeing.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 2:29 PM
To: jmartinez at bellsouth.net; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Upgrade & directory permissions

I don't want to open up the directory & file permissions for security
reasons.  We set the gid bit on the directories so any new files or
directories that get created underneath get created with the correct group
ownership.  The permissions on the directories are 770 and the users are
members of the group owner of the directories.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Martinez [mailto:jvm_vi at bellsouth.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 2:03 PM
To: EXT-Auleta, Michael; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Upgrade & directory permissions

What is the umask setting in the smb.conf file for your shares. I know I had
to play with the umask setting to get it to work on mine. Sometimes, the
umask setting doesn't even make sense, however I just set them to what I
needed the end result to be. Not sure if the /etc/bashrc setting plus this
setting is what is causing my weird umask setting, but its all working like
I like it now.

In addition, we have a different type of setup where the user owns his home
directory, however the admins group is the group owner of the directory, not
the users group. So every 20 minutes I have a quick script that goes out
there and changes the group ownership of any new file created to the admins
group for group for group ownership. We do this so that the admins can
modify any file under the home directories and profiles.

Example of umask setting:

    path = /home/profiles
    browseable = no
    guest ok = yes
    writable = yes
    create mask = 707
    nt acl support = yes
    profile acls = yes


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+jmartinez=bellsouth.net at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+jmartinez=bellsouth.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
EXT-Auleta, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 1:30 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Upgrade & directory permissions

I've just upgraded the version of Samba we're running from 2.2.2 to 3.0.2a
and am seeing an issue with permissions on directories.  Users can still map
the shares that are set up, but cannot access the directories within those
shares.  This is also not consistent; it's not happening to all users.  Our

Samba 3.0.2a
Domain Authentication to a Win2K server
No Winbind
Solaris 8 on a Sun E3000 server

I'm inclined to back out the upgrade, but if there's a quick fix I'd prefer
to implement that.

Any ideas?


Mike Auleta
Boeing IDS, Philadelphia

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