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Old 04-22-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Samba perms vs umask ...

Hi all
I encouter a strange problem : i try to give R+X right permission to others.
I add in my mask a 5 for others, but when i add a file, it gives me only read rights
It doesn't correspond to my samba mask config
Do you have any idea ?
It seems my system is corrupt ?

A new file created on a subdirectory of the share , by a windows client, give :
-rwxrw-r-- 1 subledub subledub 0 2012-04-22 21:59 test10.txt

The share folder as this linux config:
drwxrwxr-x 15 subledub subledub 4096 2012-04-01 16:39 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2010-12-02 17:34 ..
drwxrwxr-x 4 subledub subledub 4096 2012-04-21 14:44 MEDIA

Samba conf of the share folder :
comment = Media subfile
path = /mnt/DATA/MEDIA
browsable = no
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775
force create mask = 0775
force directory mask = 0775
write list = @subledub
valid users = subledub
admin users = subledub
force user = subledub
force group = subledub
writeable = Yes

For information :
i try other mask : sometimes i have the good result, and sometimes it gives me something different than what i expect: strange !

Thanks for help

Last edited by sudub; 04-22-2012 at 04:07 PM.
Old 04-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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There is a HUGE difference between netmask and umask, and what you are describing involves that latter (umask).
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot
it helps me


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