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mount SMB/CIFS inside Container?

Is there any chance i can mount a SMB/CIFS share inside a container? Thanks for any input.

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I don't see why not. Where do you think could be a problem so you needed to ask?

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Original Poster1 point · 2 years ago

The problem was it just didn't work when I tried. The error was permission denied. It works just fine on the host, but I want to run in inside docker, so I thought maybe there is something I don't understand about docker. But Radau seems to have a good hint with this privileged flag.

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1 point · 2 years ago

I was messing around with this yesterday as I need to rsync some files to a Windows Server share. I was able to get it to mount on ubuntu:14.04 with cifs-utils installed after a bit of messing around (we have a single level domain so it causes some issues). I can't remember if I needed to set the privileged flag to true or not, but maybe try it with --privileged, get it to work, then try it without it.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 years ago

Thanks for the hint with the privileged flag. I will read a little about it and try it tomorrow!

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Hate to necro this - is there an alternative to the priv flag? I'm designing a flexible system wherein my team won't be able to pass that flag...

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1 point · 2 years ago

I've never looked into it, I'm not sure if these flags are still relevant/help at all. Should be --cap-add=SYS_ADMIN

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Yeah but those are in the run command - I want to avoid my devs using the run commands in favour of using Kitematic to start their local containers.

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2 points · 2 years ago

Ah I only browsed around kitematic for a minute or so, I don't believe it really has too many options to set though, though I could be wrong.

Most developers are familiar with vagrant already as a dev environment, and docker compose isn't far off from that if you package everything together.

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Yeah we're well versed in vagrant - I just wanted a quick click solution. Thanks though!

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