[Samba] Permissions and CIFS (Repost)
baucom at msg.ucsf.edu
Tue Oct 24 18:30:47 GMT 2006
I'm reposting the following message since it received no replies the
Maybe this is the wrong list for this question?
Begin forwarded message:
Date: October 17, 2006 11:10:31 AM PDT
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Permissions and CIFS
I recently discovered the 2GB file limitation using the smbfs
filesystem and switched to the CIFS filesystem for my Samba mount.
Since the switch I have not been able to get the permissions right
for the mount.
Specifically I am using the following commands in /etc/auto.mnt to
mount the remote share using automount
This command works if I use "smbfs" as the file system type; my
directory is mounted properly, and the user ID and the group ID are
applied to the mounted directories and files and I have permission as
a user to read and write to the mounted share. When I switch to the
CIFS filesystem, the same command mounts the share properly, but the
permissions are set to an unknown user (4191), and the "games" group.
I presume these are users and groups on the remote server.
I have tried various combinations of "setuid", "file_mode",
"dir_mode", "rw", etc, as described in the man page for mount.cifs.
These appear to make no difference to the permissions for the mounted
system. Currently I can only write to the mount if I am root.
The client machine is a Linux machine running a 2.6.17 kernel (cAos
distribution). The remote Samba server is another Mac OS X machine
running the a Darwin 8.6 kernel.
Can someone suggest why I am experiencing this behavior, and how I
might correct it?
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