[Samba] Using smbmount as a user

Alex alexscott at lineone.net
Fri Feb 13 08:55:23 GMT 2004

But I only have one instance of smbd and nmbd and they are installed root?

$ ls -l /usr/sbin/smbd
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root      2447222 Jan 28 11:33 /usr/sbin/smbd
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       858944 Jan 28 11:33 /usr/sbin/nmbd

I'm gonna take a guess and say thay perhaps you didn't install that
Samba package as the root user.
As a result, "direct user mounts" are not allowed.

Hope this helps.

Bob McLaren

Alex wrote:

> Hi there, Could somebody tell me what this means please? smbmnt must 
> be installed suid root for direct user mounts (501,501) smbmnt failed: 
> 1 --- arcX 

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