Okay so I have Samba running on my server and I have noticed that it can't display folder contents unless the folder is set with chmod 700 to give rwx attributes to everything instead of just rw with chmod 600. I'm curious as to why that is. I have several folders that have media in them and I would like to set those using "chmod -R 644" which from what I understand will give the owner read/write access and everyone else read only access. If I use those settings though, when I log in with samba (both my Linux username and Samba username are the same) it says the folder is empty.
Here is my smb.conf
[3TB] writeable = yes force directory mode = 744 valid users = jack,kodi,technovore case sensitive = yes user = jack,kodi,technovore force create mode = 744 create mode = 744 comment = Root 3TB on IACON delete readonly = yes path = /media/3TB
If I use the attributes for the Movies folder, then everything is fine, I could even use 700 instead of 777. However if I use the set for TV it will show the folder but not the contents. 777 vs 644. Can someone explain why this is happening?