[Samba] Using smbmount as a user

Alex alexscott at lineone.net
Fri Feb 13 09:12:25 GMT 2004

I found this on another list when I did a google search for the error 
which I was getting.

"The key here is that the command works when you are root.
What I have done is this:
in the /usr/bin directory are all the smb* programs
if you login as root and do this in the /usr/bin directory:
chmod +s smb*
All the smb programs will be set to suid root (the +s does this)
then login as yourself and all should be happy. "

I tried the command and I am now getting this error when I try to smbmount:

libsmb based programs must *NOT* be setuid root.

How could I unset the chmod +s smb* root?

Alex wrote:

> 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.

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