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RE: [opensuse] The smbfs/cifs fiasco in 10.2
  • From: "James D. Parra" <Jamesp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 13:32:23 -0800
  • Message-id: <531F1E080638384C9623B00D71AA546D028FDD24@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


What is the current thinking on the smbfs/cifs fiasco in 10.2?  Like many 
other people, when I try to use smbmount I get the message:

suillus:~ # smbmount //lactarius/ext-backup mnt
Password:
ERROR: smbfs filesystem not supported by the kernel
Please refer to the smbmnt(8) manual page
smbmnt failed: 255

smbmount worked just fine in previous releases.  Some research told me that

should be using cifs instead, and I got this (from a root shell):

suillus:~ # mount.cifs //lactarius/dext-backup.mnt
mount error: could not find target server. TCP name lactarius/ext-backup not

found
No ip address specified and hostname not found

~~~~

Try the following;

mount -t cifs -o username=yourusername,workgroup=yourdomain
//windowsbox/sharename /mnt/yourmountname

You'll be prompted for a password.

~James
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