problems writing to smbfs mount
desertfox at cableaz.com
Thu Sep 25 22:37:50 PDT 2003
I tried to do this a while back and ran into the same problems that you
I eventually gave up and wrote a shell script to mount the smb share. I put
this in the /usr/home/etc/rc.d directory.
It isn't fstab then, but accomplishes the same thing, plus it won't crash your
boot process if the smb share is unavailable when you boot.
On Thursday 25 September 2003 08:17 pm, C. Ulrich wrote:
> I finally got smbfs to mount a Samba share to a specific directory at
> boot time (without prompting for the password) via /etc/fstab. However,
> I still have a problem. I can read all files and directories just fine.
> My permissions are correct. But whenever I try to write to the share,
> the write fails and an error is returned, "no such file or directory".
> If I try to replace a file on the share that already exists I get
> "permission denied". Windows XP has no problem reading, writing, or
> otherwise accessing the share, which is why I'm posting it here instead
> of to a Samba list. Nothing particularly helpful showed up in a google
> or rambler search.
> Perhaps a more detailed explanation is in order.
> The remote server is Samba 3.0.0rc4. The local machine is FreeBSD
> 5.1-RELEASE. Samba is using the following smb.conf (which I realize
> isn't very secure, it's just for testing at the moment):
> netbios name = POWERFACE
> workgroup = EILNET
> security = share
> log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.samba
> socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
> encrypt passwords = yes
> wins support = yes
> path = /nfs/share
> guest ok = yes
> writeable = yes
> I then added a user with smbpasswd named eil. Now on the FreeBSD
> machine, I made sure to enable the correct options in the kernel config
> file and rebuilt whatever needed rebuilding followed by a reboot. I
> created the following /root/.nsmbrc so that FreeBSD could mount the
> share at runtime without it prompting for a password.
> Next I added the line for /etc/fstab:
> //eil at POWERFACE/smbshare /home/eil/share smbfs rw,noauto 0
> Finally, I took smbfs.sh.sample and copied it to
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/smbfs.sh and rebooted. FreeBSD mounts the share in
> the proper location automatically and I can read every file and
> directory. But when I try to copy, move, or otherwise write a file to
> the share I get:
> [apex:~]$ cp .profile share/
> cp: share/.profile: No such file or directory
> And when I try to copy or otherwise write to a file that already exists
> on the share, I get a different error:
> [apex:~]$ cp share/code/tcl/dbtest.tcl temp/
> [apex:~]$ cp temp/dbtest.tcl share/code/tcl/
> cp: share/code/tcl/dbtest.tcl: Permission denied
> Anybody have any enlightening advice?
> C. Ulrich
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