[Samba] Lighttpd + Samba for read/write?

Gilles gilles.ganault at free.fr
Tue Aug 2 07:41:31 MDT 2011

On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:11:49 -0500, Stan Hoeppner
<stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
>As I stated, I am running lighttpd with a non-root user owning the
>docroot, have been for years

Thanks for the info. Turns out there already was a UID "www-data" in
/ec/passwd, and lighttpd.conf used that UID by default.

However, when creating a new text file in /var/www, its access rights
are 744, which doesn't make sense for a non-executable file:

# ll /var/www/
total 16
drwxr-xr-x  2 www-data www-data 4096 2011-08-02 15:35 ./
drwxr-xr-x 14 root     root     4096 2011-08-01 14:35 ../
-rw-r--r--  1 root     root     3562 2011-08-01 14:35
-rwxr--r--  1 www-data www-data    4 2011-08-02 15:35 test.txt*

The smb.conf documentation mentions "create mask", but how can I tell
Samba to use a different mask depending on the type of the file
(executable and non-executable)?

Thank you.

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