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Bug 82614 - Desktop shows inaccessible samba disks mounted by other users
Summary: Desktop shows inaccessible samba disks mounted by other users
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-vfs2
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-24 00:36 UTC by Mace Moneta
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-09-01 14:27:02 UTC

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Description Mace Moneta 2003-01-24 00:36:12 UTC
Description of problem:

UserX is logged in at the console (using Gnome desktop w/Nautilus) of SystemA. 
UserY is logged in to SystemA from remote SystemB.  
UserY mounts a samba share from SystemB on SystemA, defined in the /etc/fstab of
SystemA as:

//systemb/usery /home/usery/systemb smbfs
users,credentials=/home/usery/.systemb.usery,uid=usery,gid=usery 0 0

with the command: mount systemb

When the mount completes, UserX at the console sees the "SystemB" icon appear. 
However, UserX has no permission to access this icon.   As UserY mounts and
unmounts, the icons flashes on the UserX console.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

All components at current maintenance level (all errata) for Redhat 8.0.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.See description
3.Profit!  Uh, I mean bug!
Actual results:

Icon appears on console

Expected results:

Icon should only appear if associated directory is owned or accessible by the
console user

Additional info:

Very annoying.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 20:03:25 UTC
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