[Samba] MacOSX 10.9.4 with Samba 4.1.11 and permissions weirdness

Ralph Böhme rb at sernet.de
Mon Nov 17 09:55:36 MST 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 08:35:36AM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 07:51:03AM +1000, Dan Mons wrote:
> > Bumping this one last time in the hope that someone else has a fix or
> > workaround.
> > 
> > Permissions and umasks are still a problem with MacOSX clients.
> > create mask / force mask are ignored most of the time by MacOSX 10.8
> > through to 10.10 clients, and that causes much pain.
> > 
> > This wasn't a problem in Samba3, as the various permission mask
> > options were always enforced regardless of client stupidity.
> Well the client can always overwrite the initial permissions
> set by the server, so I'm guessing that the client creates
> the file (Samba uses create mask etc.) then sets the permissions
> as it wishes (Samba obeys).

yes, but with the default SMB2 used by recent Macs there are no UNIX
extensions and iirc without a common directory service used by all
parties the Mac client will not request sd changes. Ymmv. :)


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