[linux-cifs-client] CIFS and Kerberos

Coe, Colin C. (Unix Engineer) Colin.Coe at woodside.com.au
Wed Apr 23 08:19:05 GMT 2008

Hi all

First up, apologies for the previous (brain dead) 'subscribe' email.

I'm doing some testing with RHEL4 (2.6.9-67.0.7) with has cifs kernel
module v1.48a.

I'm trying to setup some automount maps that so that I can seamlessly
mount some CIFS shares re-using the users credentials.  The user is
authenticated/authorised via AD through PAM.

Effectively I'm trying to get this mount command 'mount -t cifs -o
sec=krb5,domain=ours //filer/share /mnt' to work without being passed a
username or password.

The reading I've done
(http://css.its.psu.edu/PASSBeta/UNIXLinuxCIFS.html ) suggests that this
should be possible but currently isn't due to incomplete
"Kerberos/SPNEGO session setup support".  I've checked the latest cifs
1.50c tarball and it says the same thing.  Can anyone give me an
indication when this will be done?

I can successfully do 'smbclient -k //filer/share' with no problems but
this isn't what I want to achieve.

Thanks in advance


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