[Samba] OSX client, Linux server, permissions problem

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 23:26:00 GMT 2008

2008/9/29 Brian Gregorcy <brian.gregorcy at utah.edu>:
>> You might be seeing the SMB unix extensions in action. In 10.5, the OS
>> X SMB filesystem was taught to understand some SMB protocol extensions
>> designed for unix system. what *might* be happening here is that the
>> client is resetting the permissions after Samba applies the
>> configuration mode masks.
>> You should be able to verify this by packet sniffing or setting "unix
>> extensions = no" on the server.
> That worked for me :)
> Thanks I have been looking for that for awhile now, is there any downside to
> disabling unix extensions?

The client will behave as though it is talking to a windows box, so
unix modes will be best-effort and symlinks will be resolved on the
server side rather than on the client side.

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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