[Samba] How do users access shares?

Rob Campbell robcampbell08105 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 23:02:07 UTC 2021

Thanks Robert.  I have tried that but it requires root or sudo.  OR chmod
u+s /bin/mount /bin/umount /usr/sbin/mount.cifs.  But then it requires I
put it in /etc/fstab.  If I do that, it will mount for all users, right?
That's not what I want.

In all things, Be Intentional.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 3:08 PM Robert Marcano via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 11/8/21 11:40 AM, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> > I am able to smbclient //host/share -U redhat -c 'ls' and view the files
> > but how do I mount that [as a user]?  All links I find say I need to put
> it
> > in /etc/fstab.  If I do that, won't everyone have access?  I don't want
> > that.  You know how you would 'net use' to map in Windows, is this not
> > possible in Linux?
> >
> Whe you mount a share on Linux, you are using another client that is
> part of the kernel, not smbclient that is a user space implementation.
> Try
> mount -t cifs -o username=redhat //host/share /mnt/target_dir
> You will need to have installed the mount.cifs utility. Read the manual
> page of that command if you want to automate more parameters like the
> password.
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