[Samba] Forced group inherit with object move

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Wed Jan 11 19:56:08 GMT 2006

if you want to inherit groups you should start using sgid bit on directories


Timo Neuvonen wrote:
> Hello,
> This matter seems to be asked every now and then, but I couldn't find if
> there is a solution today:
> I had a need (due to compatibily reasons with old Netware server) provide a
> way to get access rights and _group_ownership_ for a file / directory /
> whole directory tree, based on the group ownership of the parent directory
> where the object is *moved* to.
> By default, the group ownership doesn't change during move to another
> directory, it does happen if the object is copied. Same problem which is
> described here:
> http://tinyurl.com/cpqf5
> http://groups.google.com/group/linux.samba/browse_frm/thread/42f455b30df62243
> Is there any way to overcome this? Kind of "forced group inherit = yes"
> setting?
> Regards,
> Timo

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