[CentOS] Directory and File Perms

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 22:44:48 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 14:30 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> >I have a directory shared out via Samba for Quickbooks and seem
> >to have some issues with permissions. The directory being shared
> >is a subdirectory in an ext3 partition being mounted with the acl
> >option.
> >
> >It has been setup as follows:
> >     chown root:DOMAIN\AD_Group /mnt/Intuit_Data/
> >     chmod 2770 /mnt/Intuit_Data/
> >
> >And the Samba share config is has:
> >     create mask = 0660
> >     directory mask = 0770
> >
> >So when a user creates a file from their Windows box through Explorer
> >or any other app, it gets perms as you might expect:
> >     -rw-rw---- 1 Domain+jcasale DOMAIN+AD_Group       0 Apr 29 14:24 test.txt
> >and it can be deleted by anyone.
> >
> >Problem is QB uses gamin and this file monitoring daemon runs as root
> >and all sorts of changes take place as you work with the data, from creating
> >the company file to editing it in QB, it ends up slowly changing to 0400?
> 
> You probably want to look at the ``force user'' and/or ``force group''
> share settings in Samba (or look for a Real Accounting(tm) package in place
> of QB :-).
> 
> Bill
--
I don't think that would even solve the problem because gamin reports to
QB and then QB makes the changes as per the FAM docs which is the older
of gamin.
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/doc.html

There is no explicit docs on gamin on the gnome site. They refer to FAM
as the per the documentation.

Question: Did QB give you documentation on how to set it under Linux?

JohnStanley



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