[Samba] Re: using samba as nfs server replacement?
pakorn at themonkstudio.com
Thu Apr 24 07:29:38 GMT 2008
Michael Heydon wrote:
> Pakorn Chutinimitkul wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> I updated Samba on both client and server to 3.0.28a. Client is
>> openSuSE 10.2. Server is Debian Lenny. I noticed that newly created
>> ownership will be changed to username that is used when mounting CIFS
>> volume (under -o username=xxx,password=xxx) and the permission will be
>> changed to what specified under samba configuration.
> Anyone who can log into the client can see the contents of fstab (and
> therefore your passwords), consider using a credentials file chmod'ed to
>> Here's my config
>> socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE
>> SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
> Unless you have a good reason to be messing with the buffer sizes,
> don't. Modern OS's have perfectly good defaults, don't cripple them by
> using custom settings that were good 5 (10?) years ago.
Whoops! Didn't realize that the article I found is really really old. Thanks for the advice!
>> comment = CIFS Mount
>> path = /mnt/disk1
>> valid users = @users
>> admin users = @root
>> write list = @users
>> read only = No
>> hosts allow = 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0
> This is OK-ish. The write list is pointless since the share is not read
> only. Do you really need the admin users setting? I'm sure there are
> situations where it is required, but I have never seen one personally
> and I can think of situations where it would cause problems.
> All in all, there doesn't seem to be too much wrong with this setup.
>> Now for every file created by users logged into that machine, the
>> ownership is changed to machine1 automatically. Is there any way to solve
>> this problem? Thank you very much!
> Can you send the output of "mount" (with the password removed if you so
Here's what I used to mount the CIFS volume
mount.cifs //192.168.0.1/testvolume1 /mnt-o username=machine1,password=machine1
and after that, here's the output from the mount command
//192.168.0.1/testvolume1 on /mnt type cifs (rw,mand)
> *Michael Heydon - IT Administratorr *
> michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>
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