[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#532856: umask settings overridden by Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) clients

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Jun 12 16:42:56 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:27:08AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> However, Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' users seem to have their default system
> umask of 022 magically propagate into the Samba server, and then their dirs
> become 0755 and files become either 0644 or even worse (sometimes o-r,
> sometimes g-r,g+w!).

> Only after we made those users to have umask 002 in their
> /etc/launchd.conf files and rebooted them, did their new files start
> getting the right permissions on these Samba shares. However, that is
> just a workaround, judging by the description in smb.conf(5), the server
> never should have let them apply their own umasks in the first place...

Is this affected if you set 'unix extensions = no' on the server?

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