[Samba] Mounting Wind0ws server share with write access

agatdula at mediahub.ws agatdula at mediahub.ws
Wed May 18 09:30:01 GMT 2005

Hi there,

I have to admit Im new to samba and have been struggling for weeks now on
how to mount a wind0ws 2000 server share on my Linux box with read-write
access.  I have mounted the windows share using the command:

mount -t smbfs -o username=winaccount //windows/share /my/mountpoint

but the problem is it's mounted as read-only to a regular user.  Only the
root account have the write access to the wind0ws share.  How can i mount
the wind0ws share on my Linux box with write access to regular Linux

Im using samba samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0 on RedHat Linux 9 with Ximian Desktop.
It's also a thin-client server for some of the employees who also need
access to wind0ws shares.  I'm listing my smb.conf below and hope some1
would be able to help me out. Any advice, comments, links, would be
appreciated :) thanx in advice.


Allison S. Gatdula

        workgroup = windomain
        netbios name = RH9SERVER
        netbios aliases = tower
        server string = ltsp server
        interfaces = eth1* eth0
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        pam password change = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 0
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        valid users = allison
        hosts allow = 192.168.0. 192.168.104. 127.
        printing = cups

        comment = Home Directories
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        browseable = No

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