Samba, Group add at creation

Samba, Group add at creation

Post by Jerr » Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:24:15

   I have a Samba directory share that the intent is to have all Users in
the Group be able to read / write all files.
   When a User creates a file, the same User is created as the Group, and
not as the Group name.
   Hence if Joe creates a new file, the Group = Joe and not sch_office

/var/local/samba/School_Office   set at 770
   User = root read / write / list
   Group = sch_office   read / write / list

Samba Share:

        path = /var/local/samba-shares/School_Office
        force group = sch_office
        comment = Type - 5

        create mode = 770
        directory mode = 770

Samba Global:   (Some lines deleted that are not nessasary to the question)
        map to guest = bad user
        encrypt passwords = yes
        dns proxy = no
        netbios name = server
        writeable = yes
        server string = Samba
        wide links = no
        workgroup = OURSAVIOR
        os level = 65
        security = user

Jerry Perkins
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1. Samba Group Creation Comment

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Just wanted to make a comment on Samba's choice of UNIX group
creation on files and directories.

After having tried every option in my smb.conf I could find to get Samba

to create files and directories with the user's (creator's)  UNIX group,
I found
that there is no way to specify this (or I couldn't find it).

This is what is figured out.  When Samba creates a new file or
is uses the UNIX group of the directory that the new file or directory
created in.  So, if you want it to create files or directories with a
UNIX group, go into UNIX and change the parent director's group
ownership.  ("chgrp  -R  new_group  directory_path" work well to change
them all.)

This is also not in any documentation I could find.

aewell at sierra dot net

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