[Samba] Strange permission problem when mounting a share

Fabrice fabriceaemail-list at yahoo.fr
Sat Sep 3 22:14:37 MDT 2011

Hello all,

I have been struggling with a permission issue with Samba for over a week
now. I've tried many different setup, without much success.

I am using samba 3.6 on Arch Linux. The user I am testing with is a member
of the group nobody.
I have a share defined as it :

security = share

   path = /home/smbshare
   public = yes
   only guest = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   create mask = 0775
   force create mode = 0775

The permissions on my *smbshare* folder (and the files within) are :

drwxrwsr-x 10 nobody      nobody  4096 Jun  5 17:35 smbshare

When I am using Dolphin (KDE) to browse my share, everything is working as
expected. I do not have to enter a pwd and I can create, rename, delete
without any problems.
For instance if I go to :


And create a file with Dolphin, the permissions are exactly what I want :

-rwxrwxr-x  1 nobody  nobody         2 May 20 16:33 test-dolphin.txt

Now, I want to *mount the folder in my user home directory.* I am not using
Dophin anymore, I do everything from the terminal.

$ sudo mount -t cifs // /home/myuser/Pictures/
$ cd Pictures/
$ touch test-konsole.txt
touch: cannot touch `test-konsole.txt': Permission denied

*But the file is created anyway*... with the incorrect permissions
(rwxr-xr-x instead of rwxrwxr-x)

-rwxr-xr-x  1 nobody  nobody         0 Aug 28 19:01 test-konsole.txt

 So what am I missing here ? Could it be related to this problem ?



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