Bug 118168 - Some Windows 2000 shares will not mount with mount.cifs
Some Windows 2000 shares will not mount with mount.cifs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-03-12 14:12 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.10-1.1134_FC4
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Last Closed: 2005-02-11 16:18:01 EST
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2004-03-12 14:12:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I am having trouble mounting some volumes off a Windows 2000 server. 
The volumes worked fine using smbmount from Fedora Core 1 but now fail
when using Fedora Rawhide.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Here is what I was doing with smbmount:

smbmount //chifs1-2k/Game_Design /mnt/gd -o

This worked fine, though the permissions a a little odd because the
shared point of the volume I want
(Game_Design/Game_Materials_In_Design) is actually inside Game_Design
(see additional information below):

"ls /mnt/gd" says "permission denied" but "ls
/mnt/gd/Game_Materials_In_Design" works fine.

However, the mount.cifs command will not cooperate.  "mount.cifs
//chifs1-2k/Game_Design /mnt/gs -o username=XXX,password=XXX" says:

mount error 20 = Not a directory
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

and "mount.cifs //chifs1-2k/Game_Design/Game_Materials_In_Development
/mnt/gs -o username=XXX,password=XXX" says:

mount error 6 = No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

Other volumes mount fine with mount.cifs.  For example //chifs1-2k/Art
mounts fine (see additional information below).

Additional info:

I'm not sure if this problem is due to Samba or the kernel's cifs module.

When I asked the Windows administrators around here what might be
wrong, they said:

> The problem you are having accessing shares in Linux probably has 
> to do with the way the directories are shared. The Art directory
> gives Everyone permission to view Folder Content so \\Chifs1-2k\Art 
> is the actual share point. The Game_Design directory is not an 
> actual share point - all of the permissions are assigned at the next 
> level down - for example - 
> \\Chifs1-2k\Game_Design\Game_Materials_In_Development
Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2004-03-12 14:37:59 EST
For what it is worth, viewing the location "smb://chifs1-
2k/Game_Design/Game_Materials_In_Development" using nautilus 2.5.8-1 
works fine (after I enter my username and password).
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2004-03-29 20:35:53 EST
This problem still exists in samba-common-3.0.2a-1.1 (Fedora Core 2
Test 2).
Comment 3 Jay Fenlason 2004-04-07 12:14:35 EDT
This is a bug in the smbfs Linux kernel module,and has nothing to do
with Samba per se.  I'm reassigning this to the kernel maintainers.
Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2004-04-07 12:37:55 EDT
I think this is a bug in the cifs kernel module, not smbfs.  Its only 
when I use cifs that I really have problems (see opening comment).
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2004-12-08 00:45:47 EST
any better with the 2.6.9 update kernel ?
Comment 6 W. Michael Petullo 2004-12-08 12:52:48 EST
The situation is the same as that stated in the original post and
comment #1.  I am now using kernel-2.6.9-1.1020_FC4 and
Comment 7 W. Michael Petullo 2005-02-11 16:18:01 EST
This seems fixed as of 2.6.10-1.1134_FC4.  "mount.cifs
/mnt -o username=XXX,password=XXX" works fine now.  Either the kernel is fixed
or our system administrators changed something.

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