Originally Posted by krakanut
a non root user from the slack machine is able to see and access the share as well as create and delete files from the share even though the files on the share are written as owner root and group root.
1) How best to retain file rights on remote share?
2) Can I create a share that only root from slack machine can see and use?
3) Is cifs the preferred method for creating this connection rather than say nfs?
When you say a non-root user is able to see and access the share how do they do this as your post implies you need a log in password to access it.
As for file permissions CIFS is MS style permissions if you want UNiX style permissions you need to use NFS.
You can get a sort of permissions sync going on but it is more forced by setting the permissions at the mount point in fstab and again on the server with samba's config, however those permissions will be the same across all files in the share as it can only be done per share and not per file.