Using default permissions

When a file is created on a network file system (NFS) server, a default set of permissions is applied to the file to control access to the file. By default, Client for NFS uses the following default permissions when it creates a file on behalf of a Windows user:

Interix utilities and applications do not use these default permissions when creating a file on an NFS share. Instead, they set permissions according to the user's default mode settings as set by the umask(1) utility.

You can change the default permissions that Client for NFS applies to new files. For more information, see To apply default UNIX permissions to new files.