smbmount + linux 2.2 kernel

Brian Ryner bryner at
Fri Jan 29 19:15:32 GMT 1999


I'm finding a strange problem with smbmount (the one from samba 2.0, not
the old smbfs) on the 2.2.0 linux kernel.  I compiled samba with:

--with-smbmount --with-automount --with-smbwrapper

I am using Redhat 5.2, smbfs is compiled as a module, and mount is
version 2.8a if that matters. smbmnt is installed setuid root as it
should be.

When I run "smbmount '\\machine\share' directory", I get prompted for
the password, and then I get dumped into some pseudo-smbclient, where I
have a "smb: \>" prompt, but it understands no commands ("command not
found" if i type anything).  The only way I can terminate this is
control-C.  At no point is the share mounted.

If anyone can help with this I'd apprecate it, thanks!

-Brian Ryner
bryner at

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