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Old 05-28-2005, 03:20 PM   #16
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Quote:
type the following (as root or su to root):
Code:
mkdir /mnt/public
chmod -R 777 /mnt/public
mount //winserver/public /mnt/public -t smbfs -o username=kim,password=foo -o gid=users,dmask=777,fmask=777,rw
sorry, now i'm confused
ok, the being root I get, the making of the folders also. this username (kim) and password (foo), is that the username and password for the shared folder (P:\Public) on the windows pc or mine?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #17
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It is an example. Re-read my post. Adjust usernames/servernames/passwords/sharenames/mountpoints/etc. as required.

Think of username kim as bar
think of password as zag
think of the mount point as nut

They're hypothetical examples so of course you will need to enter what is specific and correct for your environment.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 04:11 PM   #18
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OK. Let me see if I've got this:
On the Windows PC there's a folder C:\K's Stuff and the PC's name in netowrk neighborhood is PC2, Username = w, Password=Windows.
My username=k and password=kriidler on my Linux PC.
Say I want to mount it on my Linux PC on /home/k/stuff.

I need to:
su root
cd /home/k/
mkdir stuff
chmod -R 777 /home/k/stuff

and finaly

mount //PC2/K's Stuff /home/k/stuff -t smbfs -o username=k,password=kriidler -o gid=users,dmask=777,fmask=777,rw

or

mount //PC2/K's Stuff /home/k/stuff -t smbfs -o username=W,password=Windows -o gid=users,dmask=777,fmask=777,rw

?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #19
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kriidler, don't take this the wrong way: I say this in kindness.

I hope that is hypothetical and not your real password because POSTING YOUR PASSWORD IS A STUPID THING TO DO. Please change your password if that is your real password. If you're on the 'net with that box, even through NAT, you've exposed yourself to additional risk of having your box "pwned"

However to answer your question:

First, you will need to escape the ' character and the space:
mount //PC2/K\'s\ Stuff

Secondly, you want to mount the WINDOWS share from your LINUX box. So, what you need to supply is the WINDOWS credentials. That means that the second example is the correct one, with the minor correction (escaping characters) required:

Code:
mount //PC2/K\'s\ Stuff /home/k/stuff -t smbfs -o username=W,password=Windows -o gid=users,dmask=777,fmask=777,rw
Also note: the "users" group for the gid= assumes that user "k" is a member of group "users".

Lastly, you can concatenate the options by replacing the " -o " before the gid= with a comma - I provided them separately in the example for the purpose of readability.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:36 PM   #20
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Hi KimVett.

No need to worry about the usernames, passwords, even most of the dirs is hypothetical

I've only gone over to Linux about a month ago and having worked on and with Windows for 16 years, I'm still thinking alot in windows terms.

So, I need to give the Windows username and password for the PC/Folder I want to mount.

Now, to unmount the folder, I'd use
Code:
 unmount /home/k/stuff
Can I put the mount and unmount code in a shell script?

K
 
Old 05-28-2005, 07:36 PM   #21
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Well to unmount it you type "umount" --- not unmount.

But yes, you can put it in a shell script. You may have to set mount and umount to be suid though.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 07:53 PM   #22
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suid ?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 08:34 PM   #23
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Sorry I'm about to leave for the night so I need to do this:

man -k suid

If you can't figure it out I'm sure someone else will be able to help you

Last edited by KimVette; 05-28-2005 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 08:48 PM   #24
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Sleep tigh KimVett.

OK, I did [qoute] man -k suid [/quote] and am none the wiser.
Got something about getresuid and setresuid and something about real user ids?

Anyone?
K
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #25
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kriidler, did you ever get this working?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #26
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Hi KimVett.
Not as a shell script, I couldn't figure out the suid thing.
I have put the commands into 2 seperate scripts, one for mounting and one for unmounting, though I need to su root before I can use them.

There still seems to be a problem with the unmounting part of things, but I think that is a general thing with my setup. Whenever I want to unmount a device I have to use
Code:
umount -f -l <mount/point/path>
even with CDs and DVDs. Some times that doesn't even work and I have to reboot the PC.

K
 
  


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