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Old 07-01-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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Mounting windows shares...using samba


Hello everyone.

Well, I will try and make this topic short and straight to the point.

Here is what I am attempting to do. I have a linux server that is being used as our backup machine. We have one central NT server that our users connect to, to retrieve data for the company. What I have done in the past is mount the windows shares directly to the backup server using the following command:

smbmount //server/C/ /samba/backup -o username=administrator

I would do this using 'root'. Once I initiated this command, I would then be asked for the administrator password for the 'server' and share 'C'. I would enter the password and the share was mounted. Simple enough.

Well, now im in a situation where I am trying to limit how much I use the root account (I am trying to get away from using root all the time.)

So what im trying to do now is mount the shares using the same account above, but using a normal account.

However, when I execute the same command above and after it prompts me for the password and I type it in, it kicks out the following error:

Password:
smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts (500,500)
smbmnt failed: 1

I'm not sure what I can do to fix this. Can anyone lend a hand here?

I'm using RH 9.0.

I appreciate everyones help.

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Old 07-01-2003, 04:25 PM   #2
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Try it with the suid bit set:
chmod +s /path/to/smbmount
 
Old 07-01-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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chmod +s for both smbmnt and smbumount
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:03 PM   #4
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Alright, I did that and this is what I get now.

Code:
libsmb based programs must *NOT* be setuid root.
5098: Connection to server failed
SMB connection failed
OOf, any ideas on that one?

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Looks like it is not even possible to do. :/
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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Maybe you should add fstab entries and allow users to mount / unmount them. Then you could just run as a user:
mount /mnt/myshare
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:48 PM   #7
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Good thought. I need a brush up on mounting things in fstab.

Know of any good links (besides the man page ) that I could turn to?

Thanks.

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Old 07-01-2003, 06:11 PM   #8
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Take a look at this post it may solve your original problem:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...572#post232572

A basic fstab entry would be:
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//winbox/share /mnt/myshare smbfs username=tarballed,password=mypass,owner,user,_netdev 0 0
 
  


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