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Old 03-12-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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File permissions, ownership ect,ect

Hi guys,

I have a linux file server, however I changed all the permissions in the shared samba file to chmod 777 for backup purposes. Now when a user creates a file no one else in the group can read or access any new files created. when I do a ls- l on the said files the user and group are both set to the same name ( for example user david is both the user and group ( the group is touchline)) Is there some way to change the default behaviour so that user davids file have touchline group staus so any one in the group can read the files without me having to manualy change file pemissions?
Thanks in advance!
Old 03-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Hi atomiccomp,

use force group in your /etc/smb.conf.
See here
or google for "smb.conf force group"
Old 03-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I relised that this issue only occured after I changed the folder permissions using
chmod 775. I have since used chown to set owner ship back to the group and its all working great now!

Thanks for the help!


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