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Old 05-29-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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Help with Mounting Windows Shares as non-root

I know how to mount a Windows share as root (smbmount yada-yada), but how do I set it up so that I can mount them as a normal user? I get:

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

I know that i should know what this means, but I don't
Could anyone explain to me how to do this? Thanks.
Old 05-29-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Hey, try this, I needed the same help yesterday working with Samba for my MythTV setup and I'm using Linneighborhood, and the answer to your question was answered in a FAQ for Linneighborhood. Here it is, hope this helps (it helped me):

Smbmnt must be installed setuid root
This error occurs if you want to mount any smb share as user without root rights. You must set the setuid root bit on your executables 'smbmnt' and 'smbumount'.
Do the following:

login as root and change to the directory where this tools resides (/usr/bin ?)
do a 'ls -l smbmnt', you'll see something like -rwxr-xr-x
invoke 'chmod +s smbmnt', after that you'll see something like -rwsr-xr-x
do the same with smbumount
The tools will now be executed with the rights of the tool's owner, in this case root and you should be able to use this tools as normal user.
Note: Don't set smbmount to setuid root, smbmnt is quite enough.
Old 05-29-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch mate, that worked perfectly!


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