[Samba] Problem with subfolder permissions within share

Mark Adams mark at campbell-lange.net
Wed Apr 11 13:54:32 GMT 2007

Further to the below, you will want to use

create mask = 774
directory mask = 2775 

> Hi Jethro,
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> To answer your question, No i'm not talking about adding an extra entry
> in the smb.conf, as it is in the same container as your first share it
> would still be visible even if you did this.
> I am talking about setting the folder permissions in linux. You can do
> what you are asking effectively using groups.
> I suggest you do the following;
> Create 2 groups on your linux server; group1 and group2
> Add user1, user2, and user3 to group1.
> Add user1 and user3 to group2.
> Change your smb.conf config for "test" so it has 
> valid users = @group1
> using the @ sign means it will allow the people in that group, rather
> than having to add multiple users
> Then set the perms (chmod) on the "test" folder in the filesystem to 2774
> (the 2 is important as this sets "SGID or Set group id" this will
> ensure any files created in this folder, no matter by what user, will
> always set the group)
> Change the group ownership (chgrp) recursively to group1 for "test"
> cd in to "test" and change the group ownership of "subtest" to group2
> Set the perms of 2774 for the "subtest" folder.
> Once this is done it should work as you desire, if user1 or user3 logs
> in, they will have access to all folders. If user2 logs in, they will
> not have access to "subtest".
> I would recommend you read a bit more about linux if you intend to use
> it. Especially about permissions, see the following link for more
> information;
> http://www.zzee.com/solutions/linux-permissions.shtml
> Regards,
> Mark
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