[Samba] read only mount on Mac OS Catalina

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jan 22 08:41:55 UTC 2020

On 22/01/2020 06:40, Paul Hartley via samba wrote:
> I have a simple samba 4.10 server on FreeBSD that I can mount using MacOS
> Catalina 10.15.2 using either the Finder connect to server option or via
> mount_smbfs.  I can browse directories and see files already present on the
> server but when I try to write a file on Mac OS Catalina (just doing a
> simple "touch filename"), I get the message "Read-only file system".  When
> I look at finder info for the mounted path where I want to write a file, my
> username has read & write access.  The same username is used for user
> permissions on the server.  I have spent a fair amount of time trying a
> variety of remedies based on what I discover from searching online but I'm
> getting nowhere.  Would anyone have insight on why I'm getting a read-only
> filesystem when successfully mounting my smb share, seeing files but not
> being able to write?
> My smb4.conf (with anonymized user and path values for this email) is as
> follows.  The path attribute is owned by root:wheel at /home and the user
> path within (/home/user) is owned by root:user.  /home/user also is set to
> 2770.
I don't know about Freebsd, but, on Linux, I would expect /home to 
belong to root:root with 0755 and /home/user to belong to user:user, 
again with 0755
> [global]
> log file = /var/log/samba/%m
> max log size = 1000
> [home]
> path = /home
> guest ok = no
> writable = yes
> browsable = yes
> valid users = user
> inherit permissions = yes
> inherit acls = yes
> ea support = yes
> vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr

Why are you using [home] instead of [homes] ?


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