When attempting to mount a volume on a netware 5.1 server with ncpfs
version 188.8.131.52 (via ncpmount -v), I get the following:
[robertcn@thirdspace robertcn]$ ncpmount -U<username> -S<server> nds/
Logging into <server> as <user>
ncpmount: No referrals (-634) in nds login
If, however, I log into the same server from a 6.2 box running ncpfs
version 184.108.40.206 (via ncpmount -v), it works fine.
I haven't tried back reving the package, but I would rather not do so if
not completely necessary.
Ooops. The version of Redhat that the ncpfs wasn't broken on was a 6.0 box.
I've just run into this exact error, and worked-around the problem.
On our network 7.1 users could not connect to some of the Netware
shares/servers. 6.1 users could connect to all.
The problem exists in 7.1, but not in 6.1. I'm not sure about 6.2 or 7.0.
So a work-around is to revert to the version of ncpfs that was in RedHat 6.1:
1. Download ncpfs-220.127.116.11.a-1.src.rpm from
2. As superuser:
rpm -e ncpfs-18.104.22.168-3
rpm --rebuild ncpfs-22.214.171.124.a-1.src.rpm
rpm -ivh ncpfs-126.96.36.199.a-1.i386.rpm
Redhat: It would be great to have this fixed in a future release. And perhaps
an update for 7.2 if it's not fixed in that. I don't have a copy as it has not
been released yet.
A note as I have been remiss in keeping track of this bug. If you need to log
into an nds server with ncpfs and the server is IP only, use the -A flag and
give it the FQDN of the server (or just the server name if you have resolv.conf
looking up the right address) and it'll work as well.
As this seems to be more of a configuration issue and the comments already
provide a workaround resp. a correct configuration for the problem i'm closing
the bug as NOTABUG.
Read ya, Phil