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CIFS (or equiv.) and security

Mike Bilow wrote:
> Yes, because Windows clients do not understand NFS and Samba necessarily
> obliterates Unixisms such as file modes.

True, though the latest Samba release has options to allow you to
inherit file permissions from directories.  Of course there will never
be true parity, but this helps bridge the gap.  I'd rather not need SMB
at all...

>From the 2.0.7 announce list:

> inherit permissions
> This boolean parameter causes newly created files and directories
> to inherit their initial permissions from their parent directory.
> This can be very useful in propagating such things as the set-group
> bit in directory heirarchies. See the smb.conf man page for more
> details.

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