[CentOS] Permissions question

umair shakil umairshakeel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 04:01:36 UTC 2007

Dear salam,

Please make sure that, user viewpoint must be a member of that group
which user todd belongs (because todd is able to write in the directory).
I suppose permissions donot need to be checked, beacuse todd is able to

OR, the files permissions should be 664


Umair Shakil

On 10/1/07, Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com> wrote:
> My www directory is owned by "apache" and the group is "todd" and the
> permissions are 775.
> My Windows computers use Samba and they log into Linux with "todd".
> Under the www directory there are various directories which may have a
> group belonging to a user e.g. "viewpoint".  Using this example, there
> is a directory under www (acutally called httpd), "viewpoint" that is
> owned by "apache" and is a member of the "viewpoint" group.  "todd" is
> also a member of  the "viewpoint" group.
> Now this is the problem I do not know how to correct:  if "todd" using
> Samba creates a directory in "viewpoint", the owner and group is "todd"
> with 755 permissions.  Now if the "viewpoint" user tries to write to the
> directory, he does not have adequate permissions.
> Maybe I have not setup the owners and groups correctly.  maybe there is
> something I need to do with how Samba interacts with the server.
> Any suggestions will be appreciated...
> Todd
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