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Hello EE,

I have a windows mount on HPUX however when I try to copy a file from HPUX it tells me I don't have permission to the folder.  I am wondering if I can add permissions to the Cron job or how I can successfully get this HPUX file to a windows share.
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by:tfewster
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Does the copy work when run manually? If not, you don't have write permission to the share. Either because it's mounted read-only or because it's been shared read-only.

cron runs with a minimal environment, but using cron shouldn't make a difference here, unless it's being run as a different user?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You have a windows share mounted on your HPUX machine and want to copy from HPUX to that mounted share, right? If that's the case then try:

1 - Create a file on the HPUX machine on the mounted share folder ( touch somefile) - does that work?
2 - Try to read the file you are willing to copy (view somefile) - does that work?

If 1 is not working then you have to mount the share using the correct credentials as you seem to have no write access.

If 2 is not working then you need to get (read) access for the source file.

If 1 and 2 are working then we need to look into the cron job, can you post the cron job entry?
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by:operationsIT
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@Gerwin - Yes that is correct.
Yes, we do not have write access so can you tell me how to mount it with Windows permissions?
I'm using root for HPUX and a domain account for windows.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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You use mount -t cifs or mount.cifs, for example:

mount -t cifs //winserver/share /mnt/mountpoint -o username=winuser,password=winpassword,domain=windomain

/mnt/mountpoint is a local folder on HPUX
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by:operationsIT
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Great I will try it out!
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by:operationsIT
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I can only execute the mount command with the super user root
Given this isn't a windows account with credentials I cannot access the directory after it's mounted.
Any other suggestions how to get access?  I have to believe this is possible.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You can use sbmclient instead, like this:

/opt/samba/bin/smbclient //winserver/share -U domain\\winuser%winpassword -c "cd somefolder ; put yourfile ; quit ;"

Test the connection like this:

/opt/samba/bin/smbclient //winserver/share -U domain\\winuser%winpassword

(you should get an SMB: \> prompt, type help for available commands)
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by:operationsIT
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Apparently we do not have a compatible version of samba.  Do you know what version is required or is there another options?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You have no smbclient? Or are you getting an error? Another possibility would be to just copy the file over, from Windows using WinSCP.
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by:operationsIT
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Apparently we do not have a compatible version of samba.  We are on  3.0.22 and looks like we need 3.5.4??????

We need to be able to push it from HPUX
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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I'm not into HP version numbers, test new version if you can on another system or go for another solution like WinSCP.
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by:operationsIT
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I will check if I can do that thank you
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by:operationsIT
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Ok when I run SAM it uses Root and is access denied trying to access the share.

When I use /opt/samba/bin/smbclient //winserver/share -U domain\\winuser%winpassword it comes back with an error saying:

NT_STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED
did you forget to run kinit?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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>> kinit
What is kinit? I never ran kinit, it is working for me as described above,
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by:operationsIT
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Here is someone having the same issue but not seeing any solutions http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.network.samba.smb-clients/107
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You could ask an admin to configure Kerberos for you and the try smbclient again. I've never configured that.
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by:operationsIT
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Ok after admin exhausted Samba, got him to do the cifs mount and it worked yeah!  Thank you so much.
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