[CentOS] Directory and File Perms

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Wed Apr 29 22:30:19 UTC 2009

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
>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 :-).

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