[Samba] mode=777 does not work as fstab option

David Cougle dcougle at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 9 00:09:02 GMT 2002

fmask and dmask setting make it work, but ONLY for shared dir, not it's 
the subdirs do not allow creation/deletion/update of files.

>From: Urban Widmark <urban at teststation.com>
>To: David Cougle <dcougle at hotmail.com>
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] mode=777 does not work as fstab option
>Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 18:43:25 +0200 (CEST)
>On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, David Cougle wrote:
> > I have this as fstab entry
> > //host/public      /mnt/home          smbfs
> > auto,uid=user,umask=000,defaults,username=Perkins,password=
> >
> >
> > see, i've had to put uid=user just to get it owned by user user, so i 
> > edit files
> > i put mode=777, but it does nothing.
> > i want to let all users read/write/create/delete
>Not sure what is happening, but smbmnt also looks at the umask of the user
>when mounting. I also wonder if it isn't backwards and that the "mask" is
>really the mode. Try fmask=0777,dmask=0777 ...
>(Neither umask nor mode are options that smbmount recognizes, see the
>  manpage)
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