Make newly created directories 0775 by default

Cameron Simpson cs at
Wed Feb 6 03:43:46 UTC 2008

On 05Feb2008 14:09, aragonx at <aragonx at> wrote:
| > | You would want to add this to your smb.conf file (found in /etc/samba on
| > | my system).  Then you would probably need to restart Samba by doing
| > | something like this:
| > | /etc/init.d/smb restart
| >
| > It's enough to kill the particular smdb serving the client machine, which
| > can be obtained from the smbstatus command. We tend to prefer this when fixing
| > a problem for an individual user.
| In this case, since he wants all directories created by all users to have
| the new group permissions, he would have to use the restart method
| originally suggested right?

Correct. I just wanted to point out that it was not a one size fits all
solution. (Well, it is, but it's intrusive and overkill for fine grained
issues - smbd reads the smb.conf when a PC connects, so you only need a
full restart when you want all PCs to get new smb.conf settings).

Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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