Doesn't go far enough for file servers
Posted May 18, 2012 15:00 UTC (Fri) by jackb
In reply to: Doesn't go far enough for file servers
Parent article: User and group mount options for ext filesystems
I strongly agree with this. I have volumes on my file servers where I very strongly wish I could disable POSIX permissions entirely, replacing them with an inherited ACL from a file system root or subdirectory root.
I want to be able to say "Absolutely all files within this tree must always have the permissions <x>, don't make me waste my time with badly behaved programs that set stupid umasks, idiotic network access clients, etc. Just MAKE IT SO."
I believe the only way to get what you want is to use Samba and CIFS. It can't be done with local filesystems or NFS.
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