force file permission

Derek Ragona derek at
Thu May 15 23:07:08 UTC 2008

At 03:41 PM 5/15/2008, Mister Olli wrote:
>hi list...
>I have to administrate a fileserver based on freebsd-7 where users have
>access to via SMB and SSH.
>my permission setup is configured, so that a user needs to be in a
>special group to have access to certain files. for that all file must
>have permissions set to 660 and directories to 770.
>The samba part is not a problem, there quite a few options to solve this
>problem, and it works great.
>but not the access via SSH/SCP. Is there any way to accomplish this? the
>solution needs to cover the following:
>- files created on the fileserver itself (during SSH session) need to
>have the permissions
>- files copied to the fileserver via SCP/SFTP need to have the
>the old fileserver was linux-based and used some scripts that were
>triggerd by cron/ dnotify, but the solution became unhandy with growing
>amount of files.

The simplest solution is to properly set the umask for the user accounts 
you use to ssh or scp.


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