[Samba] PDF * powerpoint files need the x bit set under linux

keith_allen at safeway.co.uk keith_allen at safeway.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 10:58:18 GMT 2004

We are trying to migrate to samba from NT4 data servers, We don't currently
allow users the execute permission on data drives, so I have setup data
drives with a creat mask of 0660 which seems ok. The problem I'm having it
that both powerpoint and PDF files seem to need the 'x' bit set before users
can edit or open the files. Has anybody else had this problem? and if so
could you please tell me what you did to resolve it.
Thanks very much 
samba version 2.2.8a on susi linux v8
        netbios name = xxxSAM01
        workgroup = xxxdom
        security = domain
        encrypt passwords = yes
        map to guest = bad user
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
        dns proxy = no
        password server = xxxsrv11a xxxsrv17a
        preferred master = no
        domain master = no
        local master = no
        log level = 4
        log file = /var/log/samba
        wins server =
        winbind uid = 10000-50000
        winbind gid = 10000-50000
        winbind separator = +
        winbind cache time = 10
        template homedir = /smb/homes/%U
        comment = Home directory for %U
        path = /smb/homes/%U
        read only = no
        browseable = no
        inherit permissions = no
        inherit acls = yes
        create mask = 0660
        force user = %U
#       force create mode = 0660
        directory mask = 0770
        force directory mode =0770
Keith Allen

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