mount: only root can do that

Daniell Freed dxf at
Fri Sep 8 14:28:12 GMT 2000

Thanks for the clarification.  These are things I did not know.

Urban Widmark wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Daniell Freed wrote:
> > You need to set the suid bit on the /usr/bin/smbmount, /usr/bin/smbclient,
> > and /usr/bin/smbmnt, then you can use smbmount to mount Samba shares.
> The purpose of having smbmnt is that you do not have to make smbmount suid
> (smbmount is too complicated to be made suid ...). smbclient is not
> involved in mounting smbfs so do not make that suid either.
> smbmnt and smbumount (notice the u) can be made suid and that should work
> (does for me, but I prefer autofs) for both mounting and umounting.
> /Urban

Daniell Freed
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