NFS file modes consistency among different operating systems

aurfalien aurfalien at
Tue Sep 17 03:53:39 UTC 2013

From your non MS$ clients, open a shell and type umask, what returns?

Sounds like your default umask needs changing is all.

I would suggest going with a umask of 775 and ensuring all ppl requiring mod access be group members of what you have settled on.

- aurf

On Sep 16, 2013, at 8:41 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:

> 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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