Bug 139091 - mount of cifs share (specified in fstab) fails on bootup
Summary: mount of cifs share (specified in fstab) fails on bootup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2004-11-12 21:09 UTC by Richard Hughes
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-19 10:59:28 UTC

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Description Richard Hughes 2004-11-12 21:09:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
On bootup my CIFS share is not automounted, but instead gives an error.

The offending line in fstab is:

//ns1.vlan/music /media/music cifs
user,credentials=/etc/passwd-hughsie    0 0

And it gives me:

Nov 11 17:20:20 hughsie mount: mount error: could not find target
server. TCP name ns1.vlan/music not found  rc = 16720

It is obvious mount has lost the leading // characters.

When booting has finished I can sucessfully use:

mount -t cifs //ns1.vlan/music /media/music/ -o username=hughsie
mount.cifs //ns1.vlan/music /media/music/ -o username=hughsie
mount /media/music

Which shows it is not a CIFS or kernel issue, nor a permissions issue,
but a problem with mount whilst booting.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add valid CIFS share to automount in fstab
2. reboot

Actual Results:  Error message printed, share not mounted.
Expected Results:  Share should mount as expected.

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2004-12-17 10:55:56 UTC
Are you sure that "ns1.vlan" can resolve when netfs is started?

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2004-12-19 10:49:25 UTC
Oops you're right. 

I put a "ping ns1.vlan" at the start of netfs and it failed. 
I was relying on my wireless card for this network, which hadn't come
up by this point. (it automatically connects even though ONBOOT=no,
weird...) By setting ONBOOT=yes the card came up earlier and the mount

The messagage *was* misleading, but this I found was a mount.cifs bug.

If I enter at the command prompt:
/sbin/mount.cifs //ns3.vlan/write /media/write-ns1/

(and ns3 does not exist on my network) I get

mount error: could not find target server. TCP name ns3.vlan/write not

When I should get

mount error: could not find target server. TCP name ns3.vlan not found

I'll contact Steve French directly and submit a bug report.

This bug can be closed now. 

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