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I have two ubuntu ec2 servers - let's say ServerA and ServerB. ServerA has a large EBS attached to it and it's shared via Samba. This EBS is mounted to ServerB on /var/www/static. If I create file from ServerB using the ubuntu user (which exists on both servers), the default permission is set as follows -rw-r--r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 0 2012-05-16 09:21 test

What I am trying to do is give full permission (777) to all files in this share whoever creates the file from whichever server.

My fstab looks like this

//ServerA/static /var/www/static cifs credentials=/home/ubuntu/.smbclient,umask=000 0 0

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This is my samba configuration #======================= Share Definitions ======================= [static] comment = Static Content browseable = yes writable = yes path = /var/www/static – Optimus May 16 '12 at 16:24
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   comment = Static Content
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   path = /var/www/static
   force create mode = 0777

In addition, you can use ACL to grant permissions for created items:

setfacl -m user:www-data:rwx,default:user:www-data:rwx,mask::rwx /var/www/static
getfacl /var/www/static

Look for inherit acls, inherit permissions etc. in the smb.conf man page.

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