[mythtv-users] Can't see thumbnails in mythweb for recordingsof CIFS share

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Jun 29 18:20:34 UTC 2008

On Sunday 29 June 2008 12:05:13 Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Shawn Flynn <sflynn1 at rogers.com> wrote:
> > While I wouldn't say it was 'trivial' to set up, it certainly wasn't hard
> > either. It was the first time I set it up and I had everything installed
> > and working within an hour. Granted, this was on a Win 2003 R2 server
> > which has much of the tools already installed and streamlined, but it
> > isn't _that_ much different with the SFU download for older servers.
> > While it is probably OT for this list, feel free to contact me offline if
> > you feel like giving it a go and want some pointers.
> >
> > Shawn Flynn
> Can I take you up on that offer?
> I installed SFU, right clicked on my C drive, and enabled NFS sharing,
> gave the share the name winc, allowed anon access, and changed the
> permissions to read and write access (all within the NFS share tab).
> I then added this to my /etc/fstab:
>    /win3   nfs    rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr
> It seems that I can mount /win3, but then when I try to cd into it, I get
> this: [root at localhost ~]# cd /win3
> -bash: cd: /win3: Permission denied
> Here is the line for /win3:
> drwxrwxrwx   2 4294967294 4294967294    64 2008-06-29 10:56 win3
> (note, all other directories there are root  root, not sure what that
> number signifies).

NFS requires that the UIDs and GIDs be synchronized between machines, or that 
you take steps to account for the lack of such synchronization.

The permission error is telling you what the problem is, and the UID/GIDs are 
confirming it.

Not sure how you handle permissions on a Windows NFS server, but if it were a 
Unix server you could just set 777 permissions (security policy permitting).

You might want to share out that Windows directory using Samba type sharing.


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