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Re: [SLE] LAN Problem - Latest Stagger Forward
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 08:38:06 -0400
  • Message-id: <1116247086.3121.7.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2005-05-16 at 08:34 -0400, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> This morning I made an interesting discovery.
> If I am logged on as root (yes, I know, I don't like it either), and I enter:
> 'mount -t smbfs //IGOR/O /root/mnt/IGOR/O/'
> and, of course, enter the correct XP password
> I can access the XP files from the linux machine
> Why can't I do this as a user? More importantly, what do I have to change to
> enable the process as a user?
Only root can run the mount command. Have a look at /etc/samba/smbfstab
to have windows shares mount at boot time.
I used this in the past with good results.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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