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Configuring a Samba share with unix extensions which all users can write to

Because the unix permission model sucks, it is very hard to have a shared directory where everybody has full access to each others files. The same is true when making a shared samba archive. Luckily, samba has forcing options.

  comment = save stuff here
  path = /path
  guest ok = yes
  writeable = yes
  browseable = yes
  force user = samba
  force group = samba
  create mask = 0660
  force create mode = 0660
  directory mask = 0770
  force directory mode = 0770

The key here is the force modes.

1 Comment

  1. Gordon

    Linux file system’s do allow for easy control with granularity similar to OEs, Windows etc. Use the commands getfacl and setfacl. The default switch is the key to having any new files granted with the desired permissions for any user/group you desire, not just the standard user/group ones.

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