Linux --> NT mount problem

Earnshaw, Mike earnshawm at
Fri Jan 12 02:37:22 GMT 2001


I am trying to connect to an NT server that is in a different network to
mine. I can do this via native NT if I supply the correct credentials.
The aim is to allow access to this NT resource from a Linux mount point
to people who do not have NT on their desktops but Win9x. I have
permission to access the NT share and using Linux permissions I want to
give select users access also.

I have Samba 2.0.5a. I added the following to my /etc/fstab ...

//<FQDN>/<sharename>  /mnt/projects  smbfs
auto,suid,uid=500,gid=500,workgroup=***,username=***,password=*** 0 0

(where *** is replaced with relevant details). Then ...

[root at datasrv /root]# mount /mnt/projects
[root at datasrv /root]# Unknown parameter encountered: "domain controller"
Ignoring unknown parameter "domain controller"
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request to PROJECTS.<PART OF FQDN> failed
session request to *SMBSERVER failed
smbmount: login failed
Could not umount /mnt/projects: Device or resource busy
smbmount: exit

Yet if I try the same syntax of /etc/fstab with a local NT server I get
a lot closer to a solution. I thought this may have been a broadcast
kind of issue across routers, but it worked OK from within NT and the
two NT domains are *not* trusted, but have separate user accounts in

Any guidance appreciated. Thanks.

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