Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

Jacob Mansfield cyberjacob at
Wed Dec 25 17:24:24 UTC 2013

Hi All,

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each service to run under it's own user. To allow them all to access the network share, I created a new group, driveaccess, with gid 1003

I then set up the network share by adding the following to /ets/fstab

// /media/Data cifs guest,rw,mand,gid=1003,forcegid,user=duckies%swordfish 0 0
After mounting the drive, the service accounts see the premissions as

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root driveaccess   1544704 Jun  1  2013 AppData1.dat
And the processes can read the data with no problems, but any attempt to write to the drive fails

touch: cannot touch `test.txt': Permission denied
What do I need to add to the fstab to let everything in the driveaccess group write to the share?

Kind Regards,
Jacob Mansfield

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