[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#572691: Bug#572691: /sbin/mount.smbfs: samba shares can no longer be mounted by user

Michal Suchanek michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Tue Mar 9 15:32:58 UTC 2010

On 03/08/2010 09:24 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 12:26:26PM +0100, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> /Indeed, the replacement package usmb is not /in Debian so currently
>> this functionality is not available without additional hacking.
> Why isn't fusesmb not sufficient?  This package is already in Debian, and is
> what the NEWS file in bzr points at.
Because it does not allow mounting shares.

It just allows "browsing" the network.

It's a completely different function.

For example, it is not possible to have it ask for a password when 
connecting to a share or it is not possible to connect to a share which 
is not advertised on the local ethernet segment.
>> I guess I can manually set the binary suid root in my debian-live images
>> until a fix is available.
> In the next upload, cifs-utils will not support running suid at all, per
> upstream.
Then I should stay clear of that upload I guess as there is no way to 
mount cifs shares as user after that in Debian.



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