[Samba] Viewing Properties of file marks it Read-Only?

Alan Walters awalters at roycemedical.com
Fri Apr 23 17:23:10 GMT 2004

I've got CIFS/9000 (rebadged SAMBA 2.2.3a) running under HP-UX 11.11 using
the below configuration.

If I use Windows Explorer to right-click on any file (in the SAMBA Share)
and view its Properties, the Unix privileges get changed from "-rwxrwxr-x"
to "-rwxr--r--" essentially making it Read-Only!!  Even if I don't change
anything and click CANCEL on the dialogue box?

This behavior is certainly unexpected and has already burned me once, as I
unknowingly changed a file to Read-Only while users were writing to it!!  Is
there some additional setting change I can make to the config to stop this
from happening?


Alan Walters
Director of I.T.
Royce Medical

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from AWalters (
# Date: 2004/04/23 09:53:58

# Global parameters
	workgroup = INFOSYS
	netbios name = ROYCEM2K
	server string = Samba Server
	interfaces =
	security = SHARE
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/opt/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	local master = No
	wins server =
	read only = No
	hosts allow =
	short preserve case = No
	dos filetime resolution = Yes

	comment = Manage-2000 Applications
	path = /roi
	valid users = awalters
	admin users = awalters
	hosts allow =

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