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Conquering Samba File Permissions Hell

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Running a Samba server or NAS appliance consolidates file storage beautifully for centralized backup and management, but one thing has never been easy: file permissions. In this article, we examine why this is often so difficult, and offer some tips on how to ease the pain.

Your new Samba server is humming along nicely, until one day Susan saves a file in the HR Staff directory that Bob wishes to edit. Bob gets a "permission denied" message. This is the most common issue, but the problems only get worse when the security structure requires a complex hierarchical-but-with-a-few-exceptions layout...

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