file permissions and smbmount
servis at purdue.edu
Thu Nov 18 00:30:49 GMT 1999
*- On 18 Nov, Mader, Cary J wrote about "RE: file permissions and smbmount"
> I don't want to sound stupid, but I probably will anyways, so....
> what fmask and dmask options? Where/how are they used, i.e.
> what is the syntax?
> Also, what is the syntax now for setting user and group id's?
> And...where is this stuff documented...I've never seen it in the
> man pages or other documentation.
Usage: mount.smbfs service mountpoint [-o options,...]
username=<arg> SMB username
password=<arg> SMB password
netbiosname=<arg> source NetBIOS name
uid=<arg> mount uid or username
gid=<arg> mount gid or groupname
port=<arg> remote SMB port number
fmask=<arg> file umask
dmask=<arg> directory umask
debug=<arg> debug level
ip=<arg> destination host or IP address
workgroup=<arg> workgroup on destination
sockopt=<arg> TCP socket options
scope=<arg> NetBIOS scope
guest don't prompt for a password
ro mount read-only
rw mount read-write
This command is designed to be run from within /bin/mount by giving
the option '-t smbfs'. For example:
mount -t smbfs -o username=tridge,password=foobar //fjall/test /data/test
> *- On 18 Nov, Mader, Cary J wrote about "file permissions and smbmount"
>> I'm using Samba 2.0.6 on a Linux server.
>> When using smbmount or mount to mount a share from an NT server, how do I
>> set file permissions. An older smbmount allowed a -d and -f switch to set
>> the file permissions. The newest one does not support these. The man
>> for smbmount and smbmnt mention using syntax that does not work.
>> I finally have gotten the mount command to work, but now I can't write to
>> the share because of permissions.
> Can you give some examples of your command line and the resulting file
> and directory permissions? I have not had any trouble using the new
> fmask and dmask options. Although I think they are really being used
> as modes and not masks. I.e. for rwxr--r-- permissions on the files you
> would use fmask=744.
> Brian Servis
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