Centrally manage FreeNAS permissions?
November 28, 2011 7:18 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to centrally control permissions on a FreeNAS or other UNIX-like filesystem?
posted by odinsdream to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The FreeNAS instructions on permissions
indicate that the client OS is involved in setting permissions: "Once a share is available, the client operating system can be used to fine-tune the permissions of the files and directories that are created by the client."
I'd prefer to be able to centrally establish permissions and have new files and folders inherit from their parent folder. Because I don't know any better way, I added some cron jobs that perform recursive chmod commands on the top-level folders once a minute.
Without these jobs in place new files and folders are created with bizarre permissions by the clients (OS X seems particularly troublesome, since it appears local group IDs get sent along with the files sometimes?) resulting in people being unable to collaborate on items across workstations.
Is there a better way to achieve this? In short, I'm trying to get the same kind of thing that you can easily do with Windows Active Directory shares and permissions.