smbmount problems?

Yan Seiner yan at
Tue Feb 16 16:37:27 GMT 1999

I am trying to mount a shared NT directory form the samba server. I keep
getting the following message:

mount error: Invalid argument
Please look at smbmount's manual page for possible reasons

and the following in the log files

Feb 16 11:18:51 portia kernel: smb_dont_catch_keepalive:
server->data_ready == NULL

I've tried every combination of smbmount commands that I could think
of.  The mount used to work under 1.9.?; I changed to 2.0.0b5 and it
quit working....

my mount command is

[root at portia /etc]# smbmount //PANDORA/DATA/ /mnt/data -c portia -U user
-P password

Was this one of the bugs that was fixed in the production versions?

Win32 machines can mount the share.

Also, I continue to have problems with smbadduser.  The -m option simply
does not seem to work.  I had to create the entry for pandora by hand. 
After I added pandora, browsing quit working....  I can use find
computer and see all the shares for the computers it finds, but network
neighborhood is empty on all machines starting this morning...

Nevertheless, one of my users remarked that the network has been
remarkably stable since we dumped NT server and switched to samba ;-)



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