[Samba] problems mounting smbfs

Nelson, Mark Mark.Nelson at trw.com
Fri Jul 19 11:23:02 GMT 2002

I've spent the last 2 days trying to get smbfs to mount via fstab.
Using redhat 7.3 and the latest samba as of 7/17/02.

I can mount from the command line using smbmount as follows:
smbmount //localhost/wwwshare /smbwww -o username=smbuser,password=xxxxxxxx

I can not mount from the command line using:
mount -t smbfs -o username=smbuser,password=xxxxxxxx //localhost/wwwshare /smbwww

The following error is returned when trying to use the 'mount' command as stated above:
execvp of smbmnt failed. Error was No such file or directory.smbmnt failed: 1

Consequently, I have not been able to auto mount in fstab using 
//localhost/wwwshare /smbwww smbfs username=smbuser,password=xxxxxxxx 0 0

as a sanity check the following command is successful as well:

smbclient //localhost/wwwshare -U smbuser

Am I missing something simple? 
Am I going nuts?

Any and all input is very much appreciated!

Mark Nelson 

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