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

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Fri Jun 12 19:28:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 09:42:56AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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?

I'll be able to test that later, sorry, the clients are all down now (TGIF :)

After this hint, I've done a more precise google search, and it looks
like others have come across very similar problems before me, e.g.

At this point I'm completely dazzled by the amount of conflicting ACL
systems Samba is involved with :) one thing seems certain - it's pretty
confusing for us users.

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