Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 697239
mount -cifs problems cifs-utils 4.8.1-4.fc14
Last modified: 2014-06-18 03:41:18 EDT
Description of problem:
mount -t cifs does not work with credentials=file and does not resolve server name using wins name resolution (despite being wins specified in hosts line in nsswitch.conf and is working (e.g. ping wins-name).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Totally (at least on my system)
Maybe this is two bugs, but I'm too timid to submit two at once on my first day.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. generate file with lines user="user" and password="password"
2. mount -t cifs -o credentials=file,nocase //ip-address/share
1. mount -t cifs -o user="user",password="password",nocase //servername/share
Results of 2 are identical except for "No username specified" line in dmesg is not logged.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //192.168.1.67/Paul,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
last two lines of dmesg | tail:
[ 1396.447984] CIFS VFS: No username specified
[ 1396.447996] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -22
> Results of 2 are identical except for "No username specified" line in dmesg is
> not logged.
> Actual results:
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //192.168.1.67/Paul,
> missing codepage or helper program, or other error
> (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
> need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
> In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
> dmesg | tail or so
Can you post the output of this command?
$ stat /sbin/mount.cifs
I suspect that you don't have cifs-utils installed...
stat: cannot stat `/sbin/mount.cifs': No such file or directory
You are right; I didn't even consider that as a possibility, as I managed to mount using IP address and username/password. I failed to notice the lack of a checkmark in the box when I examined the version using "Add/Remove Software".