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Have reinstalled Ubuntu on my web dev server. On the old one I had an smbfs share setup to access a share over the local network to other Ubuntu boxes. It was setup using the following and worked fine - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288534

This time round I am using cifs-utils instead of smbfs, but I presume this is fine?

Upon reinstalling the server I have been having issues making the files writable. Its mounted ok, and when from my local machine I ls -l it shows me write permissions (although from my local user), but when I goto create or save over a file it gives me a no permissions error

Here is the line in my /etc/fstab. I had to make one change to be able to mount, and I added the ,sec=ntlmv2 option, without which I was getting mount error(13)

//    /media/webserver        cifs    credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,sec=ntlmv2,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

and my credentials file (unchanged from when it was previously working)


How can I fix it so that I have write permissions on my mount?

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Make sure you have the following line in your /etc/samba/smb.conf file on the server:

writeable = yes

Hopefully that will enable write access to the share.

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In your server add following in file /etc/samb/samb.conf

read only = no

hope this will work.

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Do you mean /etc/smb/smb.conf of /etc/samba/smb.conf? –  Volker Siegel Sep 25 '14 at 11:15

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