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Old 02-19-2004, 08:54 AM   #1
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Mounting a network drive so a normal user can rwx it


At work I wrote a script for my boss so he can mount a shared folder from a machine running xp. I set up sudo so he could use the mount command and the script does something like

sudo mount -t smbfs //CompName/Folder /mount_drive -o username=uname

And then it prompts him for the password on that computer. Works great right? Almost.

When it is mounted the mount_drive and all of the files are root owned and everyone else has read and execute permissions but no write permissions.

Is there anything that can be done to make that directory and those files be owned by someone other than root?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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use the -umask=xxx as one of the mount options where xxx is a three digit [0-7] number which indicates the permissions you desire to give to the users. for example, 000 gives full permision to owner, group and others.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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ummmm....don't you mean 777 gives full permission to all. 000 would give no permission to everyone.

But I will try the umask thing
 
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ummmm....don't you mean 777 gives full permission to all. 000 would give no permission to everyone.

But I will try the umask thing
no, it's a mask AGAINST the attributes. i.e. a 755 attribute set would equate to a *mask* of 022. so a umask of 777 would create a file with 000 rights
 
Old 02-20-2004, 07:17 AM   #5
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That's surely the case ;-)
 
  


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