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Old 02-04-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Permissions change when I mount a directory

Hi. I have a little problem with mount permissions that I canít seem to figure out. The unomunted directory permissions change as soon as I mount the directory. I need them to stay the same permissions mounted as they are unmounted

When unmounted the permissions are:

drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 1024 2009-02-04 11:19 adv

When I mount the folder it changes to:

drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2009-02-04 11:25 adv

When mount I want it to say this:

drwxr-xr-x 1 www-data www-data 1024 2009-02-04 11:19 adv

I donít understand what I am doing wrong and I have been googling about it. I am mounting the directory like this:

mount -t cifs -o username=adv,password=adv //imaging/ImagingUploads /mnt/upload

Below is how I have it setup in the fstab file:

//imaging/ImagingUploads /mnt/upload smbfs uid=www-data,gid=www-data,username=adv,password=adv 0 0

Can anyone give me any pointers of what I am doing wrong? Thanks for your time.
Old 02-04-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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Your problem is the filesystem, cifs/samba ... you can't override those
Old 02-04-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanks of the reply. So should I be mounting directories a different way that what I have been doing? Or won't that matter and still have the same problem? Thanks again


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