Managing SMB Mounts in the Global Environment

When you mount a share, you can set the uid and gid mount options to specify the user and group owner of the share.

The values specified by these mount options do the following:

  • Specify the user and group to be used for local access checks. These checks are only used to determine which local users are permitted through the mount point. All other access checks are handled by the server.

  • Determine the UID and GID that appear in file listings when the mounted share does not support per-file security. Such shares might be shared CD-ROMs or Windows FAT volumes. Most shares support per-file security, so the UID and GID that are shown in directory listings are derived from the file security properties.

The following table points to the tasks that superuser can perform to manage SMB mounts.

Task Description For Instructions

Mount a share on a public mount point, such as one in the root file system, so that many users can access the share.

Some shares include files and directories that many people on a system might want to access, such as a global set of files or programs. In such cases, instead of users mounting the share in their own directories, the system administrator can mount the share in a public place so that all users can access the share from the same location.

How to Mount a Multiuser SMB Share

Customize the SMB environment by setting SMB properties.

Use the sharectl command to set SMB properties.

How to Customize the SMB Environment in Oracle Solaris

View the SMB property values.

Use the sharectl command to view SMB property values.

How to View the SMB Environment Property Values

Add an SMB share to an automounter map.

Use this procedure if you want an SMB share to be automatically mounted at boot time.

How to Add an Automounter Entry for an SMB Share