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Old 04-21-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.2, Samba, wrong GID/UID after mount

Hey guys,

i have the following command:
mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=password,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=0,fmask=0rw // /home/user/network/
yet when i open up the /home/user/network folder, i cannot access any of the folders nor write anywhere, because the UID and GID are still set to what it is on the server..... how can i mount a samba directory so that one user has full permissions to it, regardless of it's permissions on the server? and how do i set it up in fstab?

i have tried adding the following to /etc/fstab, yet it does nothing at all
// /home/user/network smbfs rw,credentials=/home/user/.credentials 0 0
// /home/user/network smbfs rw,username=user,password=password 0 0
in all of the above user and password will of course be substituted for the actual name and password....

any help would be great on this!

I have also tried NFS to help solve my linux-linux problems, yet it never allowed me to share on a per user basis.

Last edited by dickohead; 04-21-2005 at 04:34 AM.
Old 04-21-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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you're right about NFS, it only uses UID/GID, so that they must be the same on all your machines.
as for samba, what you use should work fine... did you check the file's permission in smb.conf ?
Old 04-21-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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the permissions in samba were set to 705 by setting:
create mask = 0705
directory mask = 0705
force directory mode = 0705
force directory security mode = 705
force security mode = 705
but i have now scrapped that, and it still uses the serves UID and GID.... so confused!


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