Samba force create mode does not seem to be enforced when running cp -a

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I would like all clients to write files using 0777 permissions. To do this, I have edited my smb.conf with the following options:

        vfs objects = glusterfs
        directory mode = 0777
        create mode = 0777
        force directory mode = 0777
        force create mode = 0777

When I copy a file (cp /file /share/file) to the (vfs-gluster) share, it has 0777 permissions as expected. However, when I copy a file with preserve permissions, (cp -a /file /share/file), the original mode is put on the file.


  • RHGS 3.2.x
  • RHGS 3.1.x

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