[Samba] mac osx users have files written with non group permissions for some reason

Harondel J. Sibble help at pdscc.com
Mon Mar 29 09:59:14 MDT 2010

I have a strange problem I am hoping some one can help with, pc and linux 
users all work fine accessing, modifying, adding and deleting files, but 
anytime a mac user touches a folder or creates a new one, it gets restricted 
to just their own use

This is a Debian 5 system with Samba 3.2.5, the mac's are all running OSX 

Relevant share info

# read/write area on server (accessible to all users)
        browseable = yes
        writable = yes
        path = /srv/samba/mainshare
        comment = All User Access 
        valid users = @users
        force group = users
        force create mode = 0660
        force directory mode = 0771

Using any of the other mask or directory options in smb.conf has zero effect, 
best I can tell by lots of testing, these get completely ignored and the 
directory and file gets written with 755 permissions.  This locks out the 
windows, linux and other mac users :-(

I found someone else with a similar problem here




Before I fire up wireshark, anyone else experiencing this and how did you 
solve it?
Harondel J. Sibble 
Sibble Computer Consulting
Creating Solutions for the small and medium business computer user.
help at pdscc.com (use pgp keyid 0x3AD5C11D) http://www.pdscc.com
(604) 739-3709 (voice)

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