[Samba] OSX client, Linux server, permissions problem

Brian Gregorcy brian.gregorcy at utah.edu
Tue Sep 30 17:21:12 GMT 2008

barsalou wrote:
> Quoting James Peach <jorgar at gmail.com>:
>> 2008/9/29 Brian Gregorcy <brian.gregorcy at utah.edu>:
>>> I know this doesn't help but we are seeing the same problem, I opened 
>>> a bug
>>> with apple but so far have not heard anything back.  I also sent this 
>>> email
>>> to this list awhile back and did not get a response, the copy of the 
>>> email I
>>> sent is below.
>> 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.
> This didn't work for me.  I still see the same problem when creating 
> folders using the finder.
> Keystrokes:
> apple-K
> Control-click -> New folder
> This shows up on the server with 755 permissions....I have it set for 770.

I actually ran into another issue on a different mac (10.5.4), with unix extensions = no the user can browse the file 
system (via finder) but cannot open any of the files.  They all appear as unknown file types, commenting out the above 
command and all is well.


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