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Old 01-06-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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Can't write to mounted Samba folder


Stumped, again.

Using smbfstab to mount a remote NT filesystem on a Linux box (SuSE 10.0). The problem is, something happened and now I can't write to some of the mounted directories.

It's weird, because I used to be able to write just fine, then something happened and suddenly, I can only write to some folders -- namely, the original mounted folder and a single set of subdirectories. Everything else is read-only for both the local user and root.

Stranger still: If I connect to Samba using the network interface, no such problems. This only is an issue for the mounted files.

The subdirectories I can still write to are the ones I use most often, so I suspect that when whatever happened happened I was actively using those directories, so, speculatively, this is why they aren't affected.

I am pretty sure this is Samba 3.x. Any help is much appreciated. Oh -- and here's the line in smbfstab:

//server/filesystem /home/user/mountpoint smbfs

I have tried several permutations on this (and, like I said, root has write access problems, too), so I am beginning to think that the problem is separate from smbmount.



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