[Samba] Permissions issue with CIFS mounted share

Glen Wilson glen at cannex.com.au
Wed Aug 30 01:29:35 GMT 2006

>The smbfs kernel module disappeared from the stock fedora kernels
>recently *crycry*  Now my shares that were mounted via smbfs have to be
>mounted via cifs.  cifs is, apparantly, not a drop-in replacement for
>smbfs however, as it behaves differnetly with the same configuration

Indeed, it does seem to be backwards in  compatability as apposed to backwards compatable.

>Clients that used to be able to access a remote share and change files
>are not denied access to the shared files when they mount it, because
>the uid= and gid= mount options are ignored.

All my mounts come up as NFSNOBODY with rwxr-xr-x permissions despite mount options.
The workaround I'm using for this is to use the "noperm" option when mounting.

Hopefully that helps.


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