[Samba] mount read/write ntfs via samba

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Tue Jan 29 00:25:32 GMT 2008

mashtin.bakir at gmail.com wrote:
> ... Now we'd like to go the other way
> ie mount
> on the linux side our PC files. Using
> mount -t smbfs -username=administrator //pc-server/users /PCuser
> works but all files appear to be owned by root so users can't  write to
> their own files.
> ...

Assuming that you have matching UID's across the servers (infact even if 
you don't) you should use CIFS. With CIFS you will be able to make use 
of the unix extensions so files will have the same owner and permissions 
on the client as they do on the server (this is where the matching UIDs 
comes in). SMB is pretty much depreciated so even if you can't or won't 
use the unix extensions, you should still use CIFS.

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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