[Samba] grpid and mount
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Sun Apr 27 00:14:36 GMT 2003
Originally posted to the newsgroup. Do NG posts get forwarded to the
This is actually a mount question, but please bear with me.
I have a separate hard drive in my linux box that I use for sharing
with all of the other (trusted) windows clients in my home network.
When I mount it, I use the grpid flag because I want the drive to be a
completely shared drive and not have to worry about permissions. So,
my question is, why isn't there a comparable uid flag that I can set
so that all created files on the drive are created nobody.nobody? Or
even better, how can I do this? Through samba, I have used the force
user and force group settings, which work great, but when I create a
file locally, from the linux box, they get created user.nobody. The
owner of the mount point directory is nobody.nobody.
One other side question: Has anyone had a problem with WinXP not
"thinking" that it has connected and mapped the share at start up, but
in reality, it has? For instance, I have all of my mp3s on the above
mentioned drive. I start up WinXP, which is supposed to automatically
map the share. I open my computer and see the "X" on the drive,
making me think that it has not done it's thing. But as soon as I
d-click on it, it opens just fine. What's more, if I start winamp
before I try and browse the share, winamp won't see any of the files.
But if I browse the share, then try winamp again, it works great. I
have the setting on the share to logon as guest only, so no passwords
are needed, so that's not it.
Thanks for your help.
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