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Old 13th February 2007, 09:43 PM
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Non-root user and mount

I have a small lab of Linux machines. Currently FC5. Some of the students would like to be able to access their files that are on a windows share. Since mount requires root access I was wondering if anyone had come up with a non-sudo way of allowing a regular user to use

mount -t cifs

I can't see a way to set it up in fstab with the user / users option.

Ideas / Suggestions?

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Old 13th February 2007, 10:09 PM
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Could this be of help http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...-fc6.html#sudo
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Old 14th February 2007, 02:52 AM
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That seems to still be setting for sudo. Unfortunately these machines are in a general purpose lab and hundreds of students. So setting up sudo and giving access to the mount command doesn't seem like a good idea.

Many Thanks
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Old 14th February 2007, 04:26 PM
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OOPS sorry, how about under properties and set up a user group for using those specific drives or folders under user group settings.
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Old 14th February 2007, 05:52 PM
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I wish it was a single mount point. But since it is the individual user's home in the windows world I need to allow for mounting in different places. So I have gone ahead with sudo and if they want to access the files in their home share then they have to email and I add them. Not as smooth as I had hoped, but will work until I can discover a better way. Thanks again.
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