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Old 07-01-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Too many owners - chmod 766 bad idea


This is a cut and paste post that has had no replies in the freenas forums.
I just found this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...le_Permissions

and am investigating. But, in the mean time any input is appreciated.

I decided to upgrade to 9.2.1.5 the other day and went with a fresh install on my 3.0 thumb drive. I then auto imported my only volume. I added the unix share as nobody for both mapalls. Auth network 192.168.1.0/24 and auth ip 192.168.1.18 the linux box. When I mounted the share in Linux Mint 13 everything was there but I had no access to the files as they were added from various machines and had various owners. My bright idea was to chmod the /mnt/media folder to 766 ( chmod -R 766 /mnt/media ) in an effort to grant read and write permissions to any machine. Bad idea. Now when I mount the share the top level folders are there but the contents are blank. ssh into the nas and navigate to /mnt/media then ls -l returns the following:
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...tion_001-2.png
Shell as root /mnt/media/ ls -a and -l returns:
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...tion_003-2.png
Share settings:
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...tion_002-2.png
Mounted in Linux: these are the top level folders
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...tion_004-2.png
Freenas 9.2.1.5 volume
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...ection_005.png
I know the data is there but I need to fix the permissions.
User Travis no longer exists. I believe user 1002 was user Travis. User travis is the user name of the linux box. I think what I need to do is chown the non system directories to a current user or a system user but, that's as far as I get.
I have RTFM and printed it for reference but there is not a bad idea chapter. I am wary of proceeding without input from the community. I know there are other post covering the same issue but they didn't have much for me.
I've read through this several times as well.
http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?...to-area.12689/
Any input is appreciated....

Last edited by travalon; 07-01-2014 at 02:23 PM. Reason: fix image urls
 
Old 07-01-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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When you remove the execute bit (the x in rwx) on a directory you can no longer see the contents. You need to either be the owner of /mnt/media or change the permission to 777.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 06:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply but,I'm afraid of 777. Can I create the owner? Also just to be clear, let's use the music folder, it shows:
drwxrw-rw-
so the missing execute bit would be on the end?
Another question I have is did I change the owner of any system directories? most of the owners are travis with a couple of root and uid(?)owners. Do I need to change the GREEN directories back?

Thanks again....

Might have figured it out... so if I chmod the music folder to 775, that would let the owner rwx, the group rwx and the other r-x. The executable bit makes it visible to all...

Last edited by travalon; 07-01-2014 at 07:10 PM.
 
  


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