I'd like to mount a samba share to /NAS/Photos in a way that's accessible to all users via fast user switching. Home PC/Network, multiple family members.
I can't find any way of mounting that is accessible to more than one user, which was my first port of call - seems impossible in Mavericks, although possible in older versions maybe.
Mounting via /etc/auto_master:
/NAS auto_smb -nosuid,noatime
Pi -fstype=smbfs,soft,noatime ://xxxx:firstname.lastname@example.org/NAS1000GB
Has the following output from mount:
//email@example.com/NAS1000GB on /NAS/Pi (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, automounted, noatime, nobrowse, mounted by steve)
Essentially it gets mounted by first user to access it, and then the other users don't have access.
drwx------ 1 steve wheel 16384 29 Jan 12:33 PiSteve
mount -o soft,noatime,nosuid -t smbfs //xxxx:firstname.lastname@example.org/NAS1000GB/Photos ~/PiNAS
Has the same issue, mounted by the first person to access it, with only that user having access
//email@example.com/NAS1000GB/Photos on /Users/steve/PiNAS (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, noatime, mounted by steve)
Next option was for each user to mount separately /NAS/PhotsUser1 and /NAS/PhotosUser2 so access is ok, but I then need a way to link this to /NAS/Photos for both users so that applications such as Lightroom can find the photos.
Any ideas or alternative approaches?