[Samba] Inherit permissions question (Please help)

David Wilson dave at dcdata.co.za
Mon Jan 24 14:41:55 GMT 2005

Hi Gerry,

Thanks for your reply.
OK, that makes sense. Unfortunately I can't use the "force user" option on 
the share due to the sub folders in the share being owned separately by 
other users (600+ of them).
If the administrator(root) had to write a file (test.txt) to the user1 
folder and I had "inherit permissions" turned on, then file would be written 
rwx------ 16 root     Domain Admins     0 2005-01-21  07:07     test.txt
Unfortunately I need "user1" to own the file, just like it's parent 
directory, which is as follows:
drwx----- 16 user1     users     4096 2005-01-21       user1/

The problem is that I have other users in the same "userprofile" share, 
which each need to own their own profile folder and files in them.
Perhaps configuring filesystem ACLs and turning on "inherit acls" would help 

Any ideas ? :)

Perhaps I need to write a "postexec" script that looks at the user's folder 
name, which corresponds to the username and does a "chmod -R [user] [user]" 
on the folder after data is written to it ?

Thank you for your assistance so far, greatly appreciated !

Kindest regards
David Wilson
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
To: "David Wilson" <dave at dcdata.co.za>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Inherit permissions question (Please help)

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> David Wilson wrote:
> |>> If the administrator connects to \\server\userprofile\user1 and
> |>> writes a file named "test.txt" into the directory the permissions
> |>> from the directory "user1" are not propagated down to the new file.
> |>> My permissions on the "user1" directory are set as follows:
> |>> drwx----- 16 user1     users     4096 2005-01-21       user1/
> |>>
> |>> The file "test.txt" gets written with the following permissions:
> |>> -rw------ 16 root     Domain Admins     0 2005-01-21  07:07 
> test.txt
> |>>
> |>> Any ideas on how I get samba to write it so that the owner of the
> |>> folder propagates to new files written into the folder even if a
> |>> domain admin writes them there ?
> Inherit permissions set file bits not the owner.  You might
> have more luck with the 'force user' option.  But be careful
> of granting more access than you intend.
> cheers, jerry
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