[Samba] Problem with smbmount

Christian Merrill cmerrill at redhat.com
Wed Nov 3 09:34:20 GMT 2004

Jerome Tytgat wrote:

> Hello list,
> Sorry for the reposting, but I think someone may have
> an idea, I don't think I'm the only one with this kind
> of problem.
> I have a problem with my samba shares.
> I have a server with samba installed on it (3.0.7-Debian).
> I have workstations under wxp and workstations under linux.
> I have a common share which looks like this :
> [Archive]
>      available = yes
>      valid users = user1, user2
>      comment = Repertoire Archive
>      browseable = yes
>      write list = user1, user2
>      writable = yes
>      admin users = user1
>      path = /home/archives
>      user = user1, user2
>      force user = root
> I connect my wxp to the share without problem and
> can read/write. Of course all new files are created
> under the "root" user as requested by the "force user"
> option.
> I can connect my linux to this share using
> mount -t smbfs -o rw,username=user1,password=xxx //server/Archive 
> /mnt/server/archive,
> (either using smbmount does the same behaviour)
> I can do all the read I want, but I can't make any write.
> It looks like my workstation get confused by the rights.
> If I go in a directory where the user1 have RW access, I can
> create a file, and it is automaticllay given to root (according
> to the option "force user"), but I can't make any write
> where the user "root" is the owner of the directory.
> It works well under Windows XP workstation, it does not works under linux
> workstation (which is a Kanotix/Knoppix/Debian distribution), that's
> why I think it's a problem with smbmount/mount -t smbfs
> Any idea ?
> Thanks
Does something like the following work for you:

mount -t smbfs -o username=user1,password=xxx,uid=0,gid=0,dmask=770 
//server/Archive /mnt/server/archive


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