Strangeness in mount attempts...

Dave DeMaagd demaagd at
Wed Jun 17 20:47:38 GMT 1998

I am attempting to find out why the following is happening, and have been
spending the last hour or so scanning the mailing list archives and a
couple of FAQs (though I would by no means call the search exhaustive,
just geting a little too long for my own taste).

As far as I can tell, smbmount is a stripped out smbclient with some
extras in there to do the sctual mounting.  Which is why I am puzzled
about why smbclient would work flawlessly, but smbmount does not, using
quite the same arguments.  

I am able to mount several other shares from machines inside the office,
but I am having difficulty getting this one (which is off site) to mount.
The only thing that I can see is that it is behind a firewall, but there
are several w95 boxes that are able to access it.  

I am running Linux 2.0.33 with a smattering of patches/updates to make
2.1.x work.  The samba version is 1.9.18p8, I grabbed it out of
samba-1.9.18p8-51.1.i386.rpm from (I am to lazy to compile
things at work)...

If you need more information, or can point me in a correct direction,
please let me know, because I do not want to have to go back to WinNT.

>>>  Here is the output of the smbclient.smbmount sessions:
> [demaagd at rafiki ~]$ smbclient -L -U imagewww
> Added interface ip= bcast=
> nmask=
> Server time is Wed Jun 17 16:59:45 1998
> Timezone is UTC-4.0
> Password:
> Domain=[EAGLENET] OS=[Windows NT 4.0] Server=[NT LAN Manager 4.0]
> security=user
> Server=[IMAGE] User=[] Workgroup=[EAGLENET] Domain=[]
>         Sharename      Type      Comment
>         ---------      ----      -------
>         ADMIN$         Disk      Remote Admin
>         C$             Disk      Default share
>         D$             Disk      Default share
>         IAS1$          Disk
>         InetPub        Disk
>         IPC$           IPC       Remote IPC
>         REPL$          Disk
> This machine has a browse list:
>         Server               Comment
>         ---------            -------
>         IMAGE
> This machine has a workgroup list:
>         Workgroup            Master
>         ---------            -------
>         EAGLENET             IMAGE
> [demaagd at rafiki ~]$ smbmount //
>    /home/demaagd/eagle/
>   -U imagewww -P xxxxxx -c rafiki
> mount error: Invalid argument
> Please look at smbmount's manual page for possible reasons 

Dave DeMaagd - demaagd at - 
Guinness - You can't see a halogen desk lamp trough it!
SysAdmin/Programmer - TheImageGroup

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