[Samba] mount.cifs and permissions
pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Oct 1 18:37:39 GMT 2004
Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 2) On the client, created the /smbhome directory, and executed the
> following command:
> mount -t cifs -o user=mount,password=XXXXXX //192.168.0.100/homedirs
> This worked.
> 3) Logged in as a user. Tried to create a file in the place under
> /smbhome where this user could do so.
> The owner of that file was expected to be that user (I wanted to have
> just a workalike for NFS), but in reality it was root.
This is because the server uses the credentials you mounted the share
with to be the user that is operating on the filesystem, in this case root.
> Is that a bug in SAMBA or in the kernel or just my mis-expectation? Is
> it possible at all to use a SAMBA share as a NFS workalike?
There have been lots of people that are having problems doing things
like mounting windows exported home dirs as unix home dirs and then unix
apps (like kde) have lots of issues with things like symlinks and such.
In this case why don't you want nfs aside from the 'one more service'
thing? There are plenty of good reasons, but they may not apply to
Assuming you know your way around NFS, which it sounds like you do, you
could have that set up in less time than it took you to type this
message, but making two linux boxes talk across a method derived to
support windows and nothing like unix will cause a few problems that
could take you days to fix up, judging by the posts of people who are
having issues with it.
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