[Gllug] FW: Windows share using SMB doesn't write

Weston, Toby (ELS) T.Weston at elsevier.com
Mon Jul 5 10:25:25 UTC 2004

gllug-bounces at gllug.org.uk wrote:
>> I have XP Pro, do you know why I can write as root though and not as
>> anyone else? I'd like to have my normal user use the share properly.
>> Cheers
> Hello,
> The root only problem is with the way you are mounting the volume,
> nothing to do with the “server” side (windows)
> Try mounting the volume with this command as root
> mount -t smbfs -o
> username=username/DOMAIN,password=foobar,fmask=777,dmask=777
> //machinename/sharename /path/to/mount
> The fmask and dmask values should allow non-root users to write to the
> share
> You said this is a home PC so the /DOMAIN part may not be needed.
> SM
> (Apologies for the retarded quoting style)
> --------------------------
> Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Excellent, thanks for that... I'll give it a go when I get home :) 

As it goes, the guide I used said to point to a credentials file, so my
fstab entry looks something like this

//host/documents  /mnt/docs  smbfs  credentials=/etc/samba/crw,uid=toby

and in the crw file;


No password as my windows machine doesn't have one for toby.

Cheers again,
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