[Samba] Maxtor NAS share problem
tkb at midwestinstruments.com
Fri Apr 25 15:32:41 GMT 2008
Rick Johnson wrote:
> Adam Williams wrote:
>> what are the settings on the share you're trying to mount? does it
>> have something like valid users = rickj
> Well, that is hard to determine. If you're asking whether the drive
> has something like an "smb.conf" file containing share settings the
> answer is no. The only access I have to the Maxtor drive is via a
> browser interface. I have used the menu in that to set all files for
> full public access, but beyond that I have no finer control. (I have
So in public mode, it's probably going to throw all user info away and
map everything to a universal id. Have you looked closely at the file
perm/ownership from the Windows client? Saved files as joe user & then
jane user - does it keep the distinction? I'll venture no.
If it's possible, have you tried setting up individual users through the
Could also just work with the fact that no perm/owner info will be kept.
Collect that info & store it to a file. A recursive getfacl to collect &
setfacl to restore could do the trick.
> found via www.openmss.org that the underlying filesystem of the drive
> is Linux - reiser I think - but beyond that I have no data on the
> filesystem other than what I see when I smbmount the drive.)
Perhaps there's a way to break into the Linux the nas is running &
change stuff to your suiting.
I've heard many times of people with an appliance trying to do something
beyond its intended function & hitting a brick wall. Your situation is
why I never recommend an appliance to anyone other than a pure,
non-hacker, non-power type Windows user. A NAS type distro or even a
full distro on a junker PC would be a better solution. More work, but
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