[Samba] Unix Extensions

Shannon Johnson sjohnson at engr.psu.edu
Wed May 19 19:13:53 GMT 2004

Well, that's part of the problem... I can't mount CIFS because I'm using
Red Hat Enterprise 3 with the 2.4.21 kernel (can't upgrade... long
story). It doesn't have the cifs module installed, and no matter how
hard I try, it doesn't want to load it. 

I had to download the source for the kernel from Red Hat (apparently
it's modified from the "official" kernel.org version), and compile the
cifs module (1.0.2b) against it. Then when I tried the insmod, it spat
back a few errors about something, and stopped. I can't remember the
errors, but I can check if it's really important.

That's one of the main reasons I'm interested in the unix extensions for
smb. Also, I'm using pam_mount, which doesn't like the "cifs" option for
what type of mount I'm doing... it only knows NFS, SMB, NCP, and local.
So even if I got cifs to work, it wouldn't work with pam_mount... unless
I'm missing something with it.

Shannon Johnson
Network Support Specialist / Systems Administrator
Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
224 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-8267

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at samba.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 2:55 PM
> To: Shannon Johnson
> Cc: Andrew Bartlett; Jeremy Allison; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Unix Extensions
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 01:06:00PM -0400, Shannon Johnson wrote:
> > OK, I got the snapshot version from last night and installed it, and
> > finally got it to start. It complained briefly about the unix
> > option being set in the share section when it should be in the
> > section, but after I moved it, I get no complaints.
> >
> > A few questions about it --
> >
> > 1) When I test it, I mount the share from a linux client, then try
> > create a link (both hard and symbolic) from an existing file to a
> > file within the share. Is this an adequate test of the "unix
> > functionality?
> >
> > 2) Assuming that's a good test, it means something isn't working...
> > still getting an "Operating not permitted" error, on both the hard
> > and the symbolic link. I'll be glad to be the test subject, if this
> > of the project needs extra testing...
> Ok, I'm running current SAMBA_3_0 svn (snapshot) version with Steve
> French's
> cifsvfs-1.0.7a client on a Fedora Core 2 preview 2 system (Kernel
> system and symlinks and hardlinks both work fine here.
> What client are you running ?
> Jeremy.

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