Autofs directory/filesystem permissions
MJGibbins at operamail.com
Wed May 1 13:18:52 EST 2002
And yo was Sam Couter heard to yodel:
> Matthew Gibbins <MJGibbins at operamail.com> wrote:
> > Understandable there. However, is there a way to tell the autofs
> > daemon what permissions to use for the given directory?
> > I have a directory /mnt/fdisk under which I mount the floppy drive.
> > When autofs is not running it has the following permissions
> > drwxrwxr-x 2 root floppy 48 Jan 20 18:18 /mnt/fdisk/
> > This is to match those for /dev/fd0.
> > However, when I activate autofs the directory reports as follows.
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 May 1 07:10 /mnt/fdisk/
> > That is autofs overwrites the filesystem permissions and I was
> > wondering if there is a way to specify how the daemon handles the
> > permissions.
> That's easy: For filesystems with ownership and permissions capabilities
> (ext2, ext3, reiser, etc) the filesystem itself specifies the ownership
> and permissions. For filesystems without ownership and permissions
> capabilities (any of the FAT filesystems), use the appropriate options
> to the mount command. man mount, and you probably want to use uid, gid
> and umask.
I think I get you now.
Just for clarification here's the contents of /etc/auto.master and
floppy -fstype=auto,defaults,user,sync :/dev/fd0
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