How to inherit parent directories permissions while creating subdirectories in samba shares ?

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  • After setting the umask values, files/directories are not getting appropriate permissions in samba share.
  • Group members are not able to modify / delete each other's contents in samba share even after setting SGID and writablepermissions to the parent directory.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Storage Server 2.1
  • Red Hat Storage Server 3.0
  • Samba

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