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I'm having a hard time setting up a shared folder accessible by a few users in a particular group.
Linux (Mandrake 10.1 Community) client
Allow 6 users to log onto either machine and have access to their own folder (on SME server) and 4 of the users in a particular group to have access to a common folder.
SME server is configured with one i-bay (shared folder) accessible to users in the group.
XP machine is working fine.
Mandrake machine, however is not working very well. I've set up the fstab file as follows:
The mounted folders on each users desktop is working fine. Appropriate write access is given to the user.
The shared folder (mounted to /home/common), however, is stuck on root/root and group is only given read-only access.
I know that the SME server is configured fine, because the common folder functions properly on the WinXP machine. I've tested by creating a file by one user and then erasing it by another user.
FYI ... when I remove that line (for documents share) from fstab and restart, the folder permissions are configured properly. And the permissions on the folder on the server are set up properly as well. It seems that my fstab entry must be problematic. Are there any options I should be setting there to "force" the group?
Still working on this problem and I'm almost there. I can now create directories/files and erase files, but for some reason I can't remove directories. I had to add entries for fmask=760 and dmask=3770 to even have partial write access to the shares. I've done some experimenting and have found the following (if it's any benefit in troubleshooting my problem).
1) If I browse to the SMB share with Konquerer (smb://smeserver/sharedfolder), then I can erase folders. Interestingly, the same folders have different permissions and owners there than when I get properties on the same folders in the mount. I'd just scrap the whole mounting thing altogether, except you can't save directly to SMB shares unless they're mounted - you can only copy files there.
2) I can't unmount any of my SMB shares, even as root.