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    Mounting cifs home share

    G'day all,

    I'm trying to mount a couple of shares on our CentOS server into the filesystem of a Ubuntu desktop and a Linux Mint laptop (they all mount fine into XP, Vista & Win7), and getting exactly the same issue.

    The fstab line for the mounts is the same for each:
    //IP address/sharename /mnt/mountdir cifs username=username,password-password,_netdev,rw 0 0

    The general shares mount Ok; however, regardless of what I try to do, the home share on the server mounts onto the laptop, but can only be accessed as superuser. I have tried playing with uid & gid, rw, file_mode & dir_mode, guest, nounix, iocharset parameters for the mount; and the results are all the same. One of the issues I see is that when mounted, the directories are owned by user 500 (from the CentOS system, but has the same username and password on all machines); of course, the sameuser on the Ubuntu & Linux Mint boxes has a uid of 1000. Despite this, the server's non-home shares mount OK. The mount points all have the same owner and permissions.

    I suppose I could do it through nfs, but I should be able to do it using the servers samba shares.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Mounting cifs home share

    Quote Originally Posted by netsense View Post
    G'day all,

    I'm trying to mount a couple of shares on our CentOS server into the filesystem of a Ubuntu desktop and a Linux Mint laptop (they all mount fine into XP, Vista & Win7), and getting exactly the same issue.

    The fstab line for the mounts is the same for each:
    //IP address/sharename /mnt/mountdir cifs username=username,password-password,_netdev,rw 0 0

    The general shares mount Ok; however, regardless of what I try to do, the home share on the server mounts onto the laptop, but can only be accessed as superuser. I have tried playing with uid & gid, rw, file_mode & dir_mode, guest, nounix, iocharset parameters for the mount; and the results are all the same. One of the issues I see is that when mounted, the directories are owned by user 500 (from the CentOS system, but has the same username and password on all machines); of course, the sameuser on the Ubuntu & Linux Mint boxes has a uid of 1000. Despite this, the server's non-home shares mount OK. The mount points all have the same owner and permissions.

    I suppose I could do it through nfs, but I should be able to do it using the servers samba shares.
    Can anyone help?
    Usually this is caused by incorrect user permissions or incorect [homes] share settings. What does the [homes] share configuration look like? What are the permissions of the server directory that holds the [homes] share?
    -BAB1

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    Re: Mounting cifs home share

    Bab1,

    Thank you for the tip - I checked the permissions on the user directory, and found it to be 0700, unlike the other users; don't know how it got that way, but changed it to 0755 and hey presto, everything works!

    Thank you (although I should have thought of it myself!).

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