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Old 09-22-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Samba: User can mount, but not unmount

As the title says, I have a folder in my home dir named website. The entry for it in the fstab is as follows:
//server/website /home/wynd/mnt/website smbfs noauto,user,username=<user> 0 0
I can mount it as a regular user by typing 'mount mnt/website', and I can use it fine, but when i want to unmount it using 'umount mnt/website', it tells me "only root can do that" and i have to use smbumount to unmount it. Why would it allow me to do one thing but not the other?
Old 09-23-2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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Hmmm... Sounds like a permissions problem, eh?

(This fixes the zero replies to your thread and maybe get you some more repsonses.)

good luck...
Old 09-23-2003, 06:31 AM   #3
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you could set the SUID bit for smbumount
"chmod 777 /home/wynd/mnt/website"
"sudo /sbin/umount /home/wynd/mnt/website"

where sudo has to configured like
%users localhost=/sbin/mount -t smbfs //server/website /home/wynd/mnt/website, /sbin/umount /home/wynd/mnt/website



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