[Samba] AIX issue

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 15 17:00:25 UTC 2019

On Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:38:57 +0000
Howard Coles via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hello, new to this list, but not lists generally speaking.  Been
> around since '93 in IT so kinda thinking this shouldn't be stumping
> me, but it is.
> I have Samba 4.6.4-2 installed via IBM's Linux toolbox, on an AIX 7.1
> server.  Everything is working fairly well, except Kerberos, but it's
> not really needed for what I'm doing.
> The problem is that if a member has a primary group of
> "samprime" (for example) and there are files written to directories
> where that is the group that owns the files, and the file has "660"
> for permissions, the user cannot open the file.  It's like Samba is
> ignoring the primary group of the user.  If I change the owner to the
> user, or if I make the permissions 664, they can open it.  The
> problem is that the process that writes the file cannot write it as
> the user, and apparently refuses to write it with 664 permissions.
> Has anyone else seen or dealt with this issue before?  I've run dry
> on all my google searches on finding a good solution.
> See Ya'
> Howard Coles Jr.
> Sr. UNIX Systems Admin
> John 3:16!

How are you running Samba, or to put it another way, what is in
smb.conf ?


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