mounting an smbfs as non superuser
On 6/5/08, Marc Shapiro <email@example.com> wrote:
Tony Heal wrote:
I am trying to mount an smbfs as the backup user and something is not right. I can run this as root and it works fine
mount -t smbfs â€“o owner=backup -o lfs -o username=administrator,password=XXXXXX //192.168.2.200/drobo /media/drobo/
yet when I mount it that way the backup user has no permissions. If I try and mount it as the backup user I get a message stating only root can do that.
mount: only root can do that
Anyone know how I can mount this so that the backup user can write to it
I don't know if there is anything different about smbfs, but when I get that message from mount it means either:
There is no entry in /etc/fstab for that filesystem/mountpoint combo
There is an fstab entry, but it does not have the user option
Yes, a solution could be to add a fstab entry.
Another way is to use smbmount.
You need to set uid root smbmnt, smbmount, smbumount, mount, umount (chmod u+s ..).
And the mount the remote share with smbmount command:
smbmount //remoteshare /mount/pointÂ* -o username=user,password=password,workgroup=workgrou p
It works for me.
I use many remote shares, and the mount is related to some other scripts, so i prefer this way to the fstab edit.
Hope it helps you.