William H. Lacy lacywil at
Wed Apr 28 22:14:50 GMT 1999

This was the only way I was able to get it to work:

smbmount "\\\server\share" -c 'mount /mnt/samba-share' -U user

William H. Lacy                   
Computer Group                                   lacywil at
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine            

On Thu, 29 Apr 1999 samba at wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:34:30 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "B. James Phillippe" <bryan at>
> To: samba at
> Subject: smbmount doesn't work
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904271729580.1523-100000 at>
> Hi,
> Thanks for answering my question on the new smbmount not working.  I tried
> all variety of combinations on the commands you suggested, but they all
> simply do this:
> % smbmount -c //server/share 'mount /mnt/samba-share -n CLIENT -U user'
> Usage: smbmount service <password> [-p port] [-d debuglevel] [-l log] 
> Version 2.0.3
>         -p port               connect to the specified port
>         -d debuglevel         set the debuglevel
>         -l log basename.      Basename for log/debug files
>         -n netbios name.      Use this name as my netbios name
>         -N                    don't ask for a password
>         -m max protocol       set the max protocol level
>         -I dest IP            use this IP to connect to
>         -E                    write messages to stderr instead of stdout
>         -U username           set the network username
>         -W workgroup          set the workgroup name
>         -c command string     execute semicolon separated commands
>         -t terminal code      terminal i/o code {sjis|euc|jis7|jis8|junet|hex}
>         -D directory          start from directory
> Perhaps there is something else I need to do?
> Again, the old smbmount works perfectly every time with:
> smbmount //server/share /mnt/samba-share -c CLIENT -U user -P passwd \
> 	-u nobody -g nobody -f 666 -d 777
> thanks,
> -bp
> --
> B. James Phillippe		. bryan at
> Software Engineer, WGT Inc.	.

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