[Samba] file_mode and dir_mode options ignored

Christian Roche christian.roche at shabakkat.com
Thu Oct 20 02:55:03 MDT 2011

> >> Hi there. I'm using samba3x-3.5.4-0.83.el5_7.2 on CentOS release 5.7
> >> x86_64 to mount a Terastation filesystem. The "file_mode" and
> >> "dir_mode" options to mount.cifs seem to be ignored; I
> >> systematically get a "drwxrwxrwx" permission, no matter what values
> >> I provide for these options:
> >Try noperm option instead of file_mode and dir_mode.
> Hi Motonobu,
> thanks for your answer. However noperm doesn't seem to do what I need.
> I want to restrict access on the CentOS system to the "backuppc" user
> exclusively. The only way I've been able to do that up to now is to put
> the mountpoint in a restricted subdirectory. It kind of works but it's
> not optimal.
> Do you have an idea what the problem here is? Is it related to the
> Terastation itself?

Hi again,

sorry to repost but does anyone have an idea what's going on here? Is this a bug with Samba, or with the SAN? Should I file a but entry?

Thanks for your help,

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