[sclug] Samba and fstab

Graham lists at Information-Cascade.co.uk
Tue Nov 8 15:24:13 UTC 2005

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> Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 12:39:33 +0000
> From: Peter Brewer <p.w.brewer at reading.ac.uk>
> Subject: [sclug] Samba and fstab
> To: sclug at sclug.org.uk
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> After thrashing away with sshfs and shfs for a few days I've finally 
> decided that they are both flakey and slow so I've gone back to using 
> smbfs.  I've set up my share and all works well from my client when I 
> use Konqueror to browse e.g.:
> smb://user@server/share
> I can read and write to the share happily which is what I had intended.  
> The problems start when I try and add this mount to my fstab.  Using any 
> of the following lines:
> //hostname/data    /data   smbfs 
> user,rw,iocharset=utf8,uid=500,gid=500,fmask=775,dmask=775,credentials=/home/aps03pwb/.smbpasswd     
> 0   0
> //hostname/data    /data   smbfs 
> defaults,credentials=/home/aps03pwb/.smbpasswd     0   0
> //hostname/data    /data   smbfs defaults,username=foo,password=bar     
> 0   0
> They all mount the share successfully but none of them let me write to 
> the folder.  The credentials  file contains the same user details as I 
> was specifiying with the GUI in Konq.
> Any ideas?
> Pete

	I think the fmask and dmask is a bit like umask - the negative of what you'd expect
	What do the files and dirs look like with   ls -l
	Can root uid=0 override local permissions? Ownership as expected?
	Does "mount" show readonly?
	There is probably an SMB monitor on the WIN32 box, it might show access errors 

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