NAS Permission Tips and FAQs
When you issue the
mount -t smbfs or
mount_smbfs command to mount a directory as an SMB share from an OSX terminal, you cannot change the directory's UNIX permissions.
To change a directory's UNIX permissions, do one of the following:
- Access the directory from the StorNext NAS System, and then change the directory's UNIX permissions.
- Mount the directory from a Linux client, and then change the directory's UNIX permissions.
Setting Unix permissions on an OS X Samba client can silently fail under the following circumstances:
- The Samba mount is performed under the sysadmin credentials.
- Active Directory is not used.
- Local Mac credential authentication is used when creating files.
Perform the following steps to create files and change permissions, and ensure that the OS X Samba client remains active and operational.
- Make sure that the Mac Samba client's user ID matches the StorNext NAS System's user ID.
- Use Active Directory to authenticate access to shares.