[Samba] drop-box permission issues with Mac OSX

CJ Keist cj.keist at colostate.edu
Fri Jul 17 10:12:46 MDT 2009

I've just upgraded to 3.4.0 Samba on Solaris 10 x86.  We have folders 
all users home areas called drop-box.  Its a folder for other users to 
drop files into but cannot access or read what is in the drop-box.  On 
unix the permissions are set 2733.  This works fine with Window clients.
But is not working on Mac OSX clients using either smb or cifs protocols 
for mounting the cifs share on the Solaris box. Has anyone else seen 
this?  This hasn't worked in previous versions of Samba as well with 
Mac's but wanting to see if there is a fix for this or not.

Config below, the share with the drop-box is "students".

         workgroup = MY_DOM
         server string = Samba Server
         security = DOMAIN
         password level = 8
         lanman auth = Yes
         client NTLMv2 auth = Yes
         map untrusted to domain = Yes
         log level = 1
         log file = /var/log/samba/logs/log.%m
         max log size = 50
         deadtime = 10
         max open files = 10000
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
         load printers = No
         preferred master = Auto
         dns proxy = No
         wins server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
         kernel oplocks = No
         lock spin time = 3
         remote announce = xxx.xxx.xx.xxx
         acl group control = Yes
         oplocks = No
         strict locking = No

         comment = Home Directories
         read only = No
         create mask = 0640
         directory mask = 0751
         inherit permissions = Yes
         inherit owner = Yes
         level2 oplocks = No

         comment = Students home dirs
         path = /data/students
         read only = No
         create mask = 0770
         directory mask = 02770
         inherit owner = Yes
         level2 oplocks = No

         comment = Student Orgs space
         path = /data/student_orgs
         read only = No
         create mask = 0770
         directory mask = 02770
         inherit permissions = Yes
         inherit acls = Yes
         level2 oplocks = No

C. J. Keist                     Email: cj.keist at colostate.edu
UNIX/Network Manager            Phone: 970-491-0630
Engineering Network Services    Fax:   970-491-5569
College of Engineering, CSU
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1301

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