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Old 05-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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Sharing Folders and Mounting Shares with SetGID / Samba


OK this is kinda long, so I will shorten it as much as I can, as to not be long-winded.

My current network at home:
1 - CentOS 7 desktop (server)
1 - Ubuntu 14.04 desktop
1 - Fedora 21 laptop
2 - Windows 7 desktops
some other various windows boxes also that don't get used regularly, but are on the network.

My 2 Linux desktops (which I use as servers, but they really aren't) have shared folders on them, which I share to the network via Samba (CIFS). I use Samba because Linux is smarter than Windows and Windows won't read NFS, so I share them as Samba so all devices can see them.

Generally speaking, if I share the folders on each box as 0777, I have no issues. But lately I have been wanting to implement some better security, so I wanted to SETGID and chown the shared folders from the local machine to a specific group, then change the folders to 2774.

My problem is that I keep getting permissions errors when trying to connect from the other Linux machines, and sometimes the Windows machines also. My main question is: do I CHMOD 2774 the local mount-point before mounting it? Or so I CHMOD 2774 the shared folder on the other server, then mount it locally to a folder whose permissions are different? Or do I CHMOD both of them the same?

basically the uis and gid ownerships change on a local folder when I mount a shared drive to that folder, so when I try to write or sometimes read that local folder, I get permissions errors.

I can provide any additional info needed.
 
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