[CentOS] Samba and file permissions

Mon Jul 12 15:01:30 UTC 2010
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

Todd Cary wrote:
> 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?
> Todd
> P.S. My admin expertise is just moderate since my Linux server just runs 
> and runs without much administration needed.
You did not provide a copy of your smb.conf
you may want to check
directory mask = 0775
create mask = 0664
in the global section or in the particular [homes] section as you see fit.
another way is to use the sticky bit under unix file permissions
chmod g+s /home/smith
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