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Old 08-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
slackermax
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only root can own remote mounts.


Hello all,

I have a bit of a problem. I am trying to connect a new slackware install to a remote partition that has all of my files on it.

Here is the line in /etc/fstab which mounts the partition but when I try to mount (as root) it asks for a password and subsquently mounts the partition as root.
Code:
//192.168.2.18/MyFiles /home/myuser/movies   smbfs
auto,credentials=/home/myuser/.credentials,uid=500,umask=000,user   0 1
(myuser really being my user)
the .credentials file is 744 and owned by my user
the file looks like this:
Code:
username=myuser
password=password
(again my login credentials for the remove file system)

Here is what is going on in CLI when I mount
Code:
#before mount
drwxr-xr-x  2 myuser users    48 2008-08-28 22:38 movies
root@SlackWare1:/home/myuser# mount movies/
Password:
#after mount
drwxr-xr-x  1 root    root   4096 2008-08-28 23:05 movies
also as my user when I try to touch a file 'test'
I get:
Code:
touch: cannot touch `test': Permission denied
my user id is 500

Thanks,

max
 
Old 08-27-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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I figured it out...

I had line breaks that I thought were there because of the editor. I removed them and presto worked like a champ.

max
 
Old 08-28-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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You probably should not have your .credentials file being world readable. When I first read your post, I thought that was your problem. I am not familiar with Samba but I know that SSH will fail if your private keys are world readable (which seems like a good policy).
 
  


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