I've been playing with the NFS mounting options as suggested in http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2229
What I want to do is allow a non-root normal user to create their own mount points on a Windoze share. I've tried it both the following ways and get the same result
1)manually mount as root :'smbmount //PC/music /home/user/desktop/music -o username=johnny,password=bigboy'
If I try to do this logged in as 'user', even though 'user' owns '/home/user/desktop/music' I get :
smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts (500,500)
2)automatically create user mounts in /etc/fstab by adding :
//PC/music /home/user/desktop/music smbfs users,noauto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,credentials=/mnt/samba/auth.smb,fmask=664,dmask=775 0 0
created the file '/mnt/samba/auth.smb' and added the credentials etc.
Still get : 'smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts (500,500)
smbmnt failed:1' if I'm logged in as anything but root.