[Samba] Replacing a file turns off group and world read permissions
roger at sdr.com.au
Tue Nov 17 21:07:54 MST 2009
I'm running Samba 3.32 on UbuntuServer 9.04 with both Ubuntu and
Windows clients as guests. For some common shares I have create mask =
777 and force create mode = 777.
This works fine except that when I *replace* a file on this share by
certain methods on an Ubuntu client, the permissions get set to 733
(-rwx-wx-wx), so the file is then unreadable (and undelete-able) by a
guest. The problematical methods are dragging a repeat of the same file
into Nautilus file browser, or performing a repeat save as from Evince
DocViewer, (which means it's a particular nuisance with PDF files), but
not saving from other apps as far as I can see. There's no problem with
The samba log shows that in these cases the file is opened with read=No
write=Yes, then opened again with read=Yes write=Yes, then closed and
opened and closed several more times, and finally closed for the first
open, which I guess leaves the read=No write=Yes. Can I override this
behaviour in any way? Or should I just tell users never to replace a PDF!?
Thanks, Roger L.
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