smbmout using ssh forwarding

Nadeem Hasan nhasan at
Fri Dec 1 17:04:56 GMT 2000


I am trying to use smbmount over a ssh remote port forwarded
connection. I have forwarded remote port 8004 to port 139
of a samba machine on the local network. When I try to use
smbmount on the remote machine, I get:

remote:~ # smbmount //localhost/userxx /mnt -o username=userxx port=8004
tree connect failed: ERRSRV - ERRinvnetname (Invalid network name in
tree connect.)
SMB connection failed

(Names changed to protect the innocent)

What does this mean? Is there a way to overcome it?

Nadeem Hasan (nhasan at

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