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How do I set permissions on a samba connection (using Linux)

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I have an existing system which contains a LAN connected disk drive. I have added a new computer on which I installed Ubuntu (this is my first linux experience). From the Ubuntu computer I can read the files on the samba connected drive but I can not write to those files. I have tried to change the permissions but can not locate where the drive is mounted. So my question ishow do I change the permissions?

posted Jun 24, 2013 by anonymous

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Samba/CIFS, is IMO the wrong tool. For starters its intended to talk to winders machines, and the last time I checked, was still unable to work with the perms diffs between windows and any *nix.

You want nfs, but you'll need to do some configuring. Its all in the man pages AFAIK.

answer Jun 24, 2013 by anonymous
Experimenting with this problem I have discovered that I can create and delete files using the Samba connection. I can not update the file after I created it or any other file that is already on the drive.

It seems to me that there is a problem with the permissions using the Samba connection. I would expect that if I can create or delete a file I should be able to update it.

The disk drive is a Buffalo 1tb disk LAN attached. I installed nfs and tried to mount the LAN disk with "-t nfs", the error message was "connection refused". I also tried to mount the LAN disk with "-t smbfs" and got the error message "mount: unknown filesystem type 'smbfs'" even though the man page for mount states that smbfs is a valid file system.
May you can use cifs instead of smbfs.
Only need the cifs-utils package. This package provides utilities for managing mounts of CIFS network file systems. A credentials file is recommended if you want toautomont a networkresource at boot.

For example:
# nano /etc/samba/mycred-file.conf
-- CONTENTS OF FILE --
username=your_username
password=your_password
domain=optional_domain_or_machine_name
-- END OF FILE --

# chmod 600 /etc/samba/mycred-credfile.conf

Then, you can use:
# mount -t cifs -o credentials=/etc/samba/mycred-file.conf,uid=1000
//server/shared /mount/point/

The uid=1000 option is for make the user with uid 1000 the owner of the
mounted resource (use one appropiate for you).
If you want automont of thenetworkresource when the system start, so add
a line to your fstab file:

# nano /etc/fstab
-- ADDSOMETHIG TO THIS AT THE END OF THE FILE --
//server/shared /mount/point cifs
credentials=/etc/samba/mycred-file.conf,auto,uid=1000,nounix,noserverino 0 0
-- END OF MODIFICTIONS --
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