Problem with smbmount and smbfs

Michael H. Warfield mhw at
Wed Jun 28 21:38:20 GMT 2000

On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 07:27:34AM +1000, Kenneth Oakeson wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has already be answered, but when I try to mount
> something using smbmount I get an error that smbfs needs mount version 6. I
> am running kernel 2.2.16-3 I was running 2.2.14-5.0 and I was still having
> the same problem. Is there a fix to this. Or is it a bug. I have not been
> able to find any documentation on the exact problem, just other people with
> the same problem.

	No...  You just managed to update your kernel to a newer version
and failed to update smbmount.  That message is generated from the OLD
smbfs version of smbmount.  You need the smbmount from the Samba package.
There was a major change in the smbfs/smbmount interface that resulted
in and incompatibility.  This actually occured quite some time ago, so
I would guess you are running an older distribution, RedHat 5.2 or older.

> Kenneth Oakeson
> Microcomputer Specialist
> LAN Systems Support
> Texas A&M University
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