smbmount won't work for normal user

Joel Hammer Joel at
Mon Oct 1 16:36:06 GMT 2001

The regular user didn't own the directory, just had write permissions to it.
Now it works, finally.

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 04:38:20PM -0400, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 04:16:35PM -0400, Joel Hammer wrote:
> > All chmod 777.
> > A regular user can save to the directory without problem. But, he can't
> > mount shares there.
> > Joel
> > > What are the ownership and permissions on /mnt/NetWork/JHAMMER6/public ?
> > > A user is only allowed to mount on a dir he owns and has write permissions
> > > on.
> 	What's the mode of smbmnt.  No, I did not write smbmount, but
> check that while you are at it as well.  Just do "ls -l /usr/sbin/smb*"
> (RedHat, at least) and see what you get back.
> 	Unless Urban has changed something radical since the last time I
> stuck my nose in there, smbmnt (not smbmount) needs to be suid to root
> in order for users to mount directories.  Smbmnt is the suid helper
> utility that enables smbmount to update mnttab and actually perform
> the mount operation while not requiring smbmount to be suid to root.
> 	Also...  Are you explicitly calling smbmount or are you using
> mount.smb or mount.smbfs (both should be symlinks to smbmount) to do

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