[Samba] problems mounting smbfs

Don Hammer hammerd at evanite.com
Fri Jul 19 12:00:03 GMT 2002

This seems familiar to a problem I had. I could not do the SMB mount and
received the same error. It turned out to be that the directory for files
smbmount and smbmnt were not in the path. It may be trying to mount them in
the fstab the PATH does not exist yet and the files can't be found.


Don Hammer
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Evanite Fiber Corporation
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-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Nelson, Mark
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 11:22 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] problems mounting smbfs

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

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:

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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