smbfs and /etc/fstab

Luca Ferrari fluca1978 at
Mon Apr 5 12:29:22 GMT 2004

On Monday 05 April 2004 13:58 Arne Henningsen's cat walking on the keyboard  

> Hi,
> I have got the same problem, since I upgraded from SuSE 8.x to SuSE 9.0.
> In /var/log/messages I found following error message:
>    kernel: smbfs: Unrecognized mount option noexec
> The option "noexec" seems to be somehow linked to the option "user". If I
> delete the option "user" in /etc/fstab,  there is no error message and
> *root* can mount the share with "mount /mnt/xxx", but a normal user cannot.
> However, I want that also normal users can mount the share.
> Any ideas?

To allow users to mount try to setuid for the smbmount command, thus a normal 
user can execute it.


Luca Ferrari,
fluca1978 at

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