Troubles with permissions & smbmount

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Fri Sep 22 13:16:27 GMT 2000

** Reply to message from Brian Poole <rajak at> on Fri, 22 Sep 2000
04:30:05 -0700 (PDT)

> 'smbmount //SERVER/directory /mnt-point/ -ofmask=777,dmask=777,rw,guest'. 

I'm no smbfs guru, but we had to put in /etc/fstab the options:
username=BB,uid=BB (also put in gid=BB) to get BB write access when smbfs was
mounted during boot (with mount -a -t smbfs). This in addition to the rw,guest
options. The mounted share then has rxw,r_w,r_w permissions and is accessible
by BB and root.

You would need one entry per user in fstab. 

kernel 2.2.17


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