OK, so the linux server is mounting the share that is on the winders
one via fstab and giving it to the students and teachers when they are
in on linux terminals. . .|
OK. . . gotcha now!
Are you mounting the share with mount -t smbfs etc?
If so, here is one way to work around this. . .
This will have to be manually run as root from the linux computer. . .
mount -t smbfs -o username=(valid username on the pdc),password(validpassword) //servername/sharename /mountpointpath.
Previous is all on one line, exclude the ( ) and use a valid username/password combination that has write permissions to the share. Create a bogus user that has the correct permissions if you want to so you don't have to use an actual user's credentials. I did this to run a software package that was on a server in a lab on computers that logged into a different domain from their classrooms. . . Worked great.
P.S. this will not work real good if there is a program that requires separate logins run from that share, but for your purposes, It doesn't look like a problem since it will basically just be documents and etc. The reason is that every file that is written to that share, will actually be written by the account that you used to mount the share.
If you need further assistance, let me know and I'll see if I can help you out. . .
Paul VanGundy wrote:
Doug and All, You didn't confuse me at all. But that means mounting volumes via fstab is pointless then. Staff and students can't add or take away anything from the shared drive that is automounted when they log in to a terminal. With only read/execute privileges there is no way to edit a document they saved in that share on a terminal and save it back. I need to make it so that staff and students can save work they do on a terminal back onto that shared drive. With the current configuration of 755 and root being the owner that isn't possible. Surely there is a work around? -Paul -- Paul VanGundy Information Technology Director Epping High School Epping Middle School P: 603.679.5472 F: 603.679.2966 vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us Registered Linux User #398783 -----Original Message----- From: Doug Simpson [mailto:simpsond leopards k12 ar us] Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:13 PM To: vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us; Support list for opensource software in schools. Subject: Re: [K12OSN] SMBFS Permissions 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 leopards k12 ar us Tux for President! 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 -- Paul VanGundy Information Technology Director Epping High School Epping Middle School P: 603.679.5452 F: 603.679.2966 vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us Registered Linux User #398783 _______________________________________________ K12OSN mailing list K12OSN redhat com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>_______________________________________________ K12OSN mailing list K12OSN redhat com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>