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Old 03-24-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Permissions on windows file share

Greetings. . .I have a windows fileshare that I'm mounting on my linux desktop. I mount the fileshare using:

mount -t smbfs -o username="domain\\username" //hostname/share /mount/point

I'm able to mount the fileshare, but the problem is that I only have Read permissions to the share. Can't write to it at all. Is there a switch I need to add to be able to have R+W permissions to the share? I checked the man mount and I tried a -o rw switch, but I get the same results.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 03-24-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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check your permission on your server. your linux permission still apply. so if you only have Read to /dir1 in samaba you only have Read. hope this helps


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