How to remotly mount smbfs from a windows m/c
urban at teststation.com
Sat Oct 20 06:37:05 GMT 2001
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Sajan Sathyan wrote:
> If I use rsh from windows it prompts for password
> c:> rsh linuxmc -l username smbmount //%COMPUTERNAME%/dev /home/user/dev
> -o username=username,rw
> it prompts for the password when I enter the password it is also echoed on
> the terminal which does not happen on windows. and I also get the following
Check that rsh includes everything you send to it as the command (perhaps
you need to wrap the command in "").
c:> rsh linuxmc -l username echo a b c -o d,e,f
a b c -o d,e,f
> I also have a problem in linux .
> $ smbmount //$MCNAME/dev $HOME/dev -o username=username,password=password,rw
> I get the same error I get with rsh.
> session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
> SMB connection failed
> Is there a way I can supress the password prompting in smbmount.
Giving a password=... option should prevent the prompt. If your password
contains certain characters you may need to escape them to avoid the shell
"eating" them. Chars like $() and a few others.
Also, smbmount has a bug with options that contain a ",". if your password
was "my,password" it would only use "my" as the password.
A workaround can be to put it in a "credentials file" on the linux side
(see the smbmount manpage).
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