[Samba] android cifsmanager requires group read permissions on samba server

illum illumilore at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 00:05:07 MDT 2012

I checked the logs on the samba server, and the cifsmanager entries are
the same as other samba clients that don't have this problem. So what
could be causing the samba server to randomly require group permissions?

> I have a server setup with samba, and other linux clients can connect
> to the shares with no problems. I also have an android phone (w/
> cyanogenmod) that uses the app cifsmanager from the android market to
> mount the server shares on it as a client. The problem is that after a
> share is mounted, the client cannot see any files or folders unless the
> server's share is group readable. Both other linux clients, which can
> read from the server without group read permissions, and the cifsmanager
> log into the server with the same user. I checked the samba logs on the
> server, and both the phone and other clients seem to connect in the same
> way, so it seems weird that the phone would require group readability to
> be able to see the files. It would seem to me that the server would be
> controlling that aspect of the connection.
>    Is there some mounting option that I am missing here, could this be a
> samba bug, or would it be a bug in the cifsmanager? It just seems to me
> that once a share is mounted, the permissions shouldn't have to be
> different for one client or the other.

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