NFS file modes consistency among different operating systems

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Tue Sep 17 03:41:11 UTC 2013

Dear All ,

 I have NFS 3 in FreeBSD 9.1 amd64 .

The clients are FreeBSD , Linux , Windows XP through Samba on the same
files .

The Windows XP is able to access , use and modify files created or modified
by any other operating system user .

In contrary , FreeBSD and Linux users are NOT able to such sharing because
files are created by another user and access mode settings are not
changeable due to owner of files .

It is very likely that some settings are missing but I do not know which
ones .

One remedy is to use NFS server in root logged state and change file modes
frequently  ( An ordinary user in server is NOT permitted to change modes
of files created by other users although exported directories owned by such
a user ) .

How can I solve the following problem :

No any client should be able to change file modes set in server
All files created by client should inherit modes set in server directory .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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