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Old 04-13-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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Smile Samba: smbmount question

I have a Fedora set up as a file server, with Samba. My Win2K and XP machines map to it with IP (\data) and function well. Access is controlled by user account, as I can't put it into ActiveDirectory or NDS. No problem so far, and it was nice to introduce Linux successfully to our environment. ;-)

The problem is with mapping the drive from a Fedora workstation. I can see the drive/folders in Natilus, but each access prompts me for username/password before proceeding. After some reading, I found the smbmount command, so I thought that would be the solution. In a thread here, I also found a post using mount: smb. I have no success with either of these.

Any suggestions for a good site with a good discussion of this with examples? The man pages are no help, and I can't find examples of the terminology I need.
Old 04-13-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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if you are trying to use smbmount as a user i dont think you have permission. try chmod +s /path/to/smbmount. this is in the back of my memory though so i could be wrong
Old 04-13-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but I always work as root on a test machine to eliminate extraneous issues. Naturally, I wouldn't do this in production.


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