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

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 07:31:41 MDT 2012

You've asked the cifsmanager support too?  maybe they've done
something odd in their client.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:05 AM, illum <illumilore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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