FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.

» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian User

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2009, 10:19 PM
Harry P
Default cifs mount and permissions

I'm using samba and cifs to mount a certain directory on a linux
machine (Which will also be accessed by windows machines [but not

On the server machine I've created the directory `projects'. With
permissions 755 and ownership reader:wheel

This is mounted from a machine runnning debian lenny like this in
(wrapped for mail at the `')
(Note the host name is reader .. not to be confused with user reader)
//reader/smProjects /projects cifs noauto,username=reader,

OK, with /projects share mounted on the deb machine, I attempt to copy
a directory (oneA) of files into it with `cp -a oneA /projects'

Note that the same user reader in group wheel exists on both server
and client machines.

The permissions on oneA (on client) are 755 and the files inside are 644.

When I attempt to carry out the copy action I get a slew of warnings
like this:
cp: setting permissions for `./oneA/Lydia-snp': Permission denied

The cp is still carried out but all the files now have 744

If I drop the -a[rchive] flag and do the cp with `cp -R' its done
silently but the permissions still end up 744 on what are regular files
(that were 644)

Any regular files I create on the mounted share end up 744.

Can I set a umask in the mount syntax or what do I need to do here to
have the files keep the standard permissions?

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Thread Tools

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:55 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org