[CentOS] Samba and file permissions

Mon Jul 12 14:48:43 UTC 2010
Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com>

A problem that has plagued me for a long time (finally decided to get 
some expert help) is setting the owner/group on directories/files I 
create with samba.  Here is my situation:

On my Linux/Apache I have a user, smith.  The /home/smith directory is 
owned by smith and is part of the group, todd (me) with permissions 775.

This works fine until I create via samba a directory in smith e.g. 
/home/smith/test.  The directory is owned by todd and smith cannot 
create a file in it.

What have I missed and how do I fix it?


P.S. My admin expertise is just moderate since my Linux server just runs 
and runs without much administration needed.

Ariste Software
Petaluma, CA 94952