Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447894
automount of cifs file not reading credential file correctly
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:24:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed FC9 and tried to get autofs working.
When I place the username and password in the mount options, autofs works fine.
However, if I place the username and password in a credentials file and use the credentials option, it fails with permission denied.
I suspect that the automounter (or mount.cifs) is not parsing the credentials file properly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up automount to mount using a credentials file
2. This will fail
3. set up the automount to use a username= and password= options
4. this should work
Does root have read access to the credential file?
Yes, the credentials file was 666 owned by root.
When I used the credentials file, my CIFS server reported an status of
(In reply to comment #3)
> When I used the credentials file, my CIFS server reported an status of
OK, then that may be a mount.cifs problem.
It would be good to confirm that the mount command being
used is correct.
An autofs debug log will report the mount command.
Have a look at http://people.redhat.com/jmoyer for how to
get that and things to watch out for and post it here.
Unfortunately, I have reverted back to FC8 due to this problem.
If I get time over the weekend I'll try a fresh build of FC9 again.
This sounds like the problem described in bug 445623. This caused the trailing
newline to be sent as part of the password. I was able to workaround this by
creating a credential file that did not have a newline after the password.
Unfortunately, automounting samba shares still did not work because autofs needs
smbclient -a to work. That stopped working for me (bug 447031), so I still
could not automound samba shares. I bailed and switched to using NFS4.
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