[Samba] Win and linux shared filesystem with chmod support for
matt at mattstone.net
Wed Apr 12 14:48:10 GMT 2006
I have a current setup of apache serving websites for users, apache is
using cgiwrap for all scripts so the filesystem needs to support chmod
and chown stuff.
This would all be good and dandy if everything was linux based, however,
.. the whole setup needs the ablity to parse asp files as its needed for
I setup apache with something like this (ignoring all the php, perl,
python, etc setup) ...
AddHandler application/x-httpd-asp .asp
Action application/x-httpd-asp /cgi-bin/asp-parse
and asp-parse just contains a line that will make lynx -source ask a
windows box for the html output of a asp file.
It works really well and i thought i had everything sorted out as linux
was mounting the filesystem using cifs (the users files are stored on
the windows box atm, but they could be easily moved) which looked like
its supported chmod and chown but ..
when new files are uploaded via ftp the chown of the files are set to
root:root and not userid:users which means cgiwrap dies saying the UID
is this because its nor supported on win2000?
This isn't a good thing to have, even if the users had the ablity to
change the ownership of files because 1) most users that are using this
dont know what a UID is and 2) its annoying!
I have tried mounting a linux filesystem on windows which works gr8
appart from the fact that IIS has some stupid thing todo with
authentication and hosting sites off UNC paths, y? i have no idea just
seems like a load of rubbish to me! and every nfs server i have found
for windows either 1) dosn't support chown and chmod at all and just
ignores it or 2) requires uid's to be mapped to windows user accounts,
these users dont have windows accounts on this server.
So i really need a way to mount filesystems off a windows box that
support proper chmod'in and chown'in that isn't broken.
Windows only needs read only access to everything dont care about
complucated permissions n any of that.
y is it always microsofts stuff that gets in the way and makes
I think my best bet would be to uptgrade to win2003 ? or is this a cifs
problem ?, does anybody have any other ideas about how i could make this
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