[Samba] chown on smbfs doesn't work ??

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 3 05:56:18 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 14:52 +1000, Ong, Loeng Seng wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Network Storage Device mounted as smbfs. When I transfer data
> using rsync, the permission of files transferred changes automatically
> to 502.501. 
> I couldn't even issue a command chown. The error message said that
> "changing ownership of `thisfile': Operation not permitted
> Can someone please advise me to get around with this problem?
1. smbfs isn't part of samba

2. smbfs doesn't support unix permissions so changing ownership is
irrelevant as the owner/group is the owner/group specified when the
remote filesystem was mounted.

3. perhaps smbfs mount isn't what you really want


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