[mythtv-users] [OT] smbfs weirdness
zimans at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 15:02:50 UTC 2006
I run samba for file sharing on my network. I do this primarily
becuase I have 3 linux machines and 3 windows machines.
Here are the machine names and some details to help me explain whats going on:
Omoikane - 2.4.32 kernel, samba 3.0.13, Has some shares open
Kosmos - 184.108.40.206 kernel, samba 3.0.21a, Has some shares open
Galatea - 2.4.26-epia1 kernel, samba 3.0.9, No Open Shares
When I connect to a share from Omoikane to kosmos, everything is fine.
Permissions appear correctly, uid, gid, etc is all correct.
When I connect from Galatea to Omoikane or Kosmos everything is fine.
Permissions, gid, uid, etc are correct.
When I connect to Omoikane from Kosmos, permissions, uid, gid, etc.
are wrong. All files default to rwxr-xr-x, with root.root as the
owner. Conecting to a windows share has the same behavior.
When I connect to a windows share from omoikane i get rwxr-xr-x
root.root wich is what I expect.
The windows share permissions don't bother me. What I can't figure out
is why only kosmos fails to get privs correctly. The only thing I can
think of is that kosmos is running a 2/6 kernel whereas the other two
machines are still using 2.4 kernels.
I took a gander at the kernel configs and saw that the 2.4 kernels had
a unix extensions option for smbfs, whle the 2.6 configs do not. 2.6
also had CIFS while 2.4 did not. Has the 2.6 series dropped unix
extensions in favor of CIFS?
I know the first answer people will propbably give is "use NFS", of
which I am looking at it. I like samba as it's one network file system
that I have to trouble shoot and all my machines can use it.
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