[Samba] Force user and force group?

RRuegner robert at ruegner.org
Mon Apr 26 14:09:09 GMT 2004

Jose Martinez schrieb:

> What does the Force user and Force Group option do under the homes and
> profiles section of the smb.conf file do?
> Jose
hi, per "default" a file is created with the permissions of the creator
in a samba share, with force user you can force the creator to be a 
different user or group, this is helpfull in a few cases i.e
if youre using a smb share for apache ( user wwwrun etc ),
but use this parameter with care it can break your security and result 
in miracle permissions behavior.
i recommend to read the samba faq, and man smb.conf

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