I just ran into an issue when creating a shared folder including a subfolder, i.e. in the shared folder dialog I put in the path "folder/subfolder" at once. After assigning privileges to my user account and adding this to my samba shares I was not able to connect with an external client. So I checked the folder permissions and "folder" was owned by root:root, whereas "subfolder" was owned by root:users (the correct setting, I guess). I circumvented this by first creating a (single) shared folder "folder" and deleted the share again. Now the ownership for "folder" were root:users. Then I created the shared (sub-)folder "subfolder" by putting "folder/subfolder" in the shared folder dialog. Voila, now I can connect.
This seems to me like a bug. I remember creating this kind of folder/subfolder setup in one step before (for my Time Machine backups) and it was working correctly.
Is anybody able to reproduce this?
Thanks a lot.