Mounting smbfs as non-root

Andrew Reilly andrew at
Wed Dec 13 19:55:30 PST 2006

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 20:11:46 +1100
Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at> wrote:

> mount_smbfs: can not setup kernel iconv table (ISO8859-1:tolower): syserr = Operation not permitted

As far as I can tell, this has been the case since 4- or so, at
least.  Possibly as long as mount_smbfs has existed.

The work-around that I used was to configure amd to do the mount
(as root) on behalf of the user in question (me, at that time).

These days I use smbclient or GNOMEVFS/nautilus instead, but they
achieve somewhat different things...



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