[K12OSN] SMBFS Permissions

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Tue Jan 24 17:12:32 UTC 2006

Uhh. . . fstab. . .share. . .? something don't add up there. . .

Fstab you can set the volume (whole drive) to read only or read-write.  
Has absolutely nothing to do with samba, except if you have the volume 
read only, no matter what permissions you use on the samba share, the 
drive will still not allow writing by anyone but root.

There are parameters you can set in samba to make everything write as 
root, but that is not the best way because, especially in a publicly 
available share, you want to know who owns the files. If you set it to 
where root writes everything and someone posts some wicked something in 
there, there won;t be any way to tell who it was because all the files 
will be owned by root.

Been there, done that. . .

Set the volume back to read-write and let samba handle the share.

Hopefully I didn't cornfuze ya too much. . .

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
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On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Paul VanGundy wrote:

> All,
> Here's my setup:
> 1. I have K12LTSP 4.4.1 authenticating users against a Win2K3 AD Server
> (for single sign on purposes from Windows computers to Linux terminals)
> 2. I have a shared folder that is on a Windows 2000 Server being
> automatically mounted when every user logs in to a Linux terminal. Each
> user has their own domain folder but this folder is a general purpose
> folder that every student and staff memeber can use.
> The Problem:
> I edited /etc/fstab as root so the permissions on the share are 755
> which only allows root to Read/Write/Execute and everyone else to only
> Read/Execute. How can I edit the share to allow everyone to
> Read/Write/Execute (777) from the share? Any ideas and/or help would be
> greatly appreciated. 
> Thanks in advance.
> -Paul
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> Epping High School
> Epping Middle School
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