[Samba] Problem with smbmount and windows xp

Stuart Highlander fsb at ntwsdb.com
Wed Jun 22 15:02:26 GMT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Punke" <christian.punke at olb.de>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:42 AM
Subject: [Samba] Problem with smbmount and windows xp

> For long time I used to smbmount my windows-xp share from my SuSE-Linux
> machine with smbmount from samba 2.2.12.
> Now I changed to debian-linux with samba 3.0.13.
> The smbmount-cmd: ' smbmount //winxp/share /unix-dir -o
> username=user,password=xxx,ro' returns no error.
> with 'mount' I see the mounted win-share.
> But when I try a 'ls /unixdir' I get a 'Permission denied' error, same
> while using 'df'.
> The permission on the windows-share are: everyone:full control.
> The permission on the unixdir are: drwxrwxrwx and I'm the owner of the
> directory.
> All commands given under 'root'-account.
> smbclient -L -N -U username works fine.
> I tried to smbmount and access a Win-NT4-share with smbmount V3.0.13
> from my debian successfully.
> Anybody any ideas ????
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i had to change the permissions on the mount point to get mine to work.
originally they were 755.  i changed them to 777, mounted the share, ls'd,
and everything was fine.  umounted the share, reset the permissions to 755
on the mount point, remounted the share, ls'd, and everything was fine.

i am using fc3.

a friend of mine had the same problem with fc3 mounting win2003 sp1.  he
followed above process and everything is fine now.


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