Hi @nachoparker, my turn to apologize for a late reply – I’ve been on the road off and on for the past few weeks, with limited time to come back to my NCP issues.
I’ve thought quite a bit about the home folder share, and I have to reluctantly agree with you that the share should probably be removed from NCP. I almost hate to say it, because it works soooo well, and it’s enormously convenient to have access to the pi home folder in the mac Finder. But you’re right, it’s a bit of conceptual overreach for NCP’s mission.
As to your question about how I’m mounting SMB, it’s through the OS X Finder (I’ve recently upgraded to macOS 10.13, but the same situation was there in 10.9.5). After digging into the issue a bit, I see that this permissions scheme matches what’s on my Nextcloud storage: my “files” directory has 775 permissions, while all the subdirectories are set up with 755. I certainly haven’t messed with these settings at all, so I’ve been assuming that these are the defaults that NC creates in the data directory. But you say that you’ve been able to write to subfolders, so now I’m wondering if there’s anything anomalous happening on my pi.
So it appears to me that NCP’s SMB enabling is just mirroring the permissions that are already there; is this something that can (or should) be tweaked by NCP? It would be awfully handy to have write access to my subfolders when they’re mounted on my desktop.