Bug 447894 - automount of cifs file not reading credential file correctly
automount of cifs file not reading credential file correctly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ian Kent
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-22 07:37 EDT by Mark Lees
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:24 EDT (History)
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Description Mark Lees 2008-05-22 07:37:23 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.

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How reproducible:

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

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Expected Results:

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Comment 1 Ian Kent 2008-05-22 08:40:32 EDT
Does root have read access to the credential file?
Comment 2 Mark Lees 2008-05-22 10:06:41 EDT
Yes, the credentials file was 666 owned by root.
Comment 3 Mark Lees 2008-05-22 10:13:53 EDT
When I used the credentials file, my CIFS server reported an status of
Comment 4 Ian Kent 2008-05-22 10:44:39 EDT
(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.

Comment 5 Mark Lees 2008-05-22 10:55:39 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Todd J Martin 2008-05-22 17:10:00 EDT
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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