Thanks for being so helpful.
On the redhat server, most of the directories within /vol22 are set to 766 permissions. The /etc/fstab in Ubuntu is
and this shows up as this on the Ubuntu client when mounted as cifs:
samba1:/vol22 /sam/vol22 nfs rw,hard,intr 0 0
(I have edited out some entries to save space here.)
[root@samba1 vol22]# ls -alh
drwxrw-rw- 14 data data 4.0K Nov 6 19:03 .
drwxr-xr-x 28 root root 4.0K Oct 4 11:20 ..
drwxrw-rw- 8 data data 4.0K Jul 16 21:50 comm
drwxrw-rw- 136 data data 8.0K Nov 2 13:35 data
When mounted as nfs, it reports:
redhat's file structure is generally plain vanilla linux, so /vol22 is a directory just off /, same as /etc or /usr would be.
doug@doug2:~$ ls -alh /sam/vol22
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? /sam/vol22/.
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? /sam/vol22/..
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? /sam/vol22/comm
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? /sam/vol22/data
I wonder if ssh/scp will work since what I am doing is running OOo against these network files?
In any event, I think the redhat box is set up OK. At least it runs OK for accessing these files and directories using a cifs mount.
So what else might I be missing here?
I see you have both a samba and nfs howto, so it sounds like you are the person I need to be talking to!
Thanks for your help.