[Samba] [Bulk] parent folder rX -> child file in it rwx => child file from windows read only????

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Tue Nov 1 11:58:22 MDT 2011

There are two ways to influence newly created directory and file 
permissions.  The default is to use the mask/mode options.  You can see 
your current settings with
     testparm -sv | grep mask ( also grep for "mode" and "force").

Or you can use the different "inherit" options instead.
     testparm -sv | grep inherit

Whichever way you choose, learn what these options do, and you should be 
able to set a combination that works for you.


On 11/01/2011 9:42 AM, lejeczek wrote:
> apologies for being vague,
> to me it seems that everything depends on what's parent looks like, 
> and goals are:
> have a file within a 750 folder that would be 770, meaning a client 
> can write to the file
> have samba/win clients acknowledge folder of 750 within a folder of 
> 770, meaning that if a winuser creates a folder(750) within a 
> folder(770) samba respects it and other user should have no write 
> permission to this newly created user's folder
> at this moment my samba lets users delete a folder with group (to 
> which both users belong) permissions equals to rX, I'd have to make a 
> folder 700 in order to protect it from deletion by non-owners
> and the smb.conf is pretty basic
> what am I missing???
> On 11/01/2011 01:25 PM, lejeczek wrote:
>> dear everybody
>> samba is 3.5.11-79.fc14
>> is this weird or my logic fails, I was hoping that if a file has unix 
>> 770 then Win clients should be able to write to it even if parent 
>> folder is 750
>> also if a folder is 770 and a Win client creates a new folder in it, 
>> its unix permissions get set to 755, and yet! another(different) Win 
>> user can just delete this newly created folder.
>> with what settings one can achieve above goals?
>> many thanks for all help
>> Pawel

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