i have searched vigorously for an answer on the forums. Here is the issue:
We have an OS X 10.6.8 Server hosting AFP / SMB shares.
We have a folder called "companydata" with 6 sub folders. I have given the ACL permissions ("companystaff" has read/write) to the root companydata folder and made sure the permissions propagated correctly. Both Windows and OS X computers function correctly. The issue seems to occur when a file is created from an OS X computer on any of the directories inside that shared folder.
When an OS X computer creates a new file, it is READ-ONLY for any user except the one who created the file (the owner). When i check the file info on OS X server, it does not seem to be inheriting permissions from the parent folder/root. It only seems to give permission to the owner of that file (read/write), staff (read-only) and everyone (read-only). Noticeably, i do not see the "companystaff" group that is added to the ACL of the root folder and propagated. Its very random.
Following some of the other discussion articles, i have tried creating a new folder, applying permissions, sharing it via SERVER ADMIN, and moving files into the folder. This does not seem to work. If i go into SERVER ADMIN and propagate the permissions, they get applied, but the problem is, everytime a new file is added i am back to square one.
Does anyone have any insight or direction to look into? Any suggestion would be appreciated.
THINGS TO NOTE
This Server was on different hardware, everything was working fine. Upon moving the server to different hardware (no changes other than hardware - IMAC to Mac Mini) the issue began occuring. I ran a permission repair after moving it just in case that may prevent issues but other than that, not sure what could have caused this.