I'm connecting to a linkstation NAS. My smb.conf has nothing to do with it. As I said, I can mount in fstab without an issue using:
//server/share /share/directory smbfs with various options including fmask and dmask so it'll work
It has to do with the mount directory having root owner. i have it set with group rw permissions but when i do a smbmount, it won't let me mount it because i think it's related to the directory being root owner. Because this is a network share with multiple users, i have the group set to "users" with rw and the users accessing be in that group. but the smbmount won't work and gives me a "failed 1" error. I know it's related to the mount directory being owner root.