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  1. #1
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    Readonly SMB connections?


    hiya,

    When connecting to a Windows NETBIOS share with the mount command, eg:
    mount -tsmbfs //server/share /mnt/server_share -o -username=xyz

    Is there anyway that i can make the share readonly from the side of the linux client?

    ie, atm it is read and write access the above command provides me with, what do i need to do (without modifying the windows machine) to my command to make the mount read only?

    Jason

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    Don't know if it will work or not since most share info. out on the net is connecting a win box to a linux share not ther other way around but have you tried -r ?

    see http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/smbmnt.8.html
    Dan

    \"Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer\" from The Art of War by Sun Tzu\"

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    i just had a look at the script i am using, currently im using just "mount" as opposed to "smbmnt"

    I will have a go using smbmnt, cheers dude

    Jason

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    You can always shared the name as readonly on the smb.conf
    # Share readonly to john and group engineer
    [application]
    comment = engineer
    path = /home/engineer
    public = no
    writable = no
    printable = no
    valid users = john,@engineer

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