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I have mounted a Windows file system on a Dell server running RHEL 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 using a software called Sharity. The filesystem is accessible just fine to the userid that ran the mount command but to no one else (Permission Denied)

Is there a way to make the mounted filesystem available (readonly) to other users?


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You should be setting the parameters in your fstab:

uid=(Linux User Owner for Permissions)
gid=(Linux Group for Permissions)
file_mode=744 - for group and public readonly
file_mode=740 - for group readonly
dir_mode=744 - for group and public readonly
dir_mode=740 - for group readonly

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Sorry, I just clarified that the mount is done using a software called Sharity. That seems to maintain state in its own files instead of fstab. Any idea how to do this? Thanks – V.A. Jul 6 '10 at 18:18 OK I found the answer to my question on the product forum, should have looked there first before posting on serverfault. Sorry. – V.A. Jul 6 '10 at 18:27

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