ok hunted high and low and i'm stuck on getting the permissions right. i'm mounting a samba share housed on buffalo nas. i keep getting these permissions on all the directories, even down a level for the share level: drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 2008-02-15 08:17 postgres and here is the fstab line: //hs-dhtgl9dc/share /mnt/smb-mnt-01/ smbfs defaults,rw,umask=0000 0 0 experimented with all sorts of options and still can't get to w's for the other 2 slots that are dashes above. and the result is that through pgadmin i can't create a new table space. i keep getting an error saying it can't set permissions on /mnt/smb-mnt-01/postgres. can you help? should i being mounting nas in fstab? (yes i have ntfs-3g installed; and best i can tell the share is set up as read/write in the buffalo set up screens).