[Samba] want to access a Windows Share from a Red Hat 8 linux box

David Jackson DJackson at floridaforms.com
Fri Mar 14 04:41:48 GMT 2003

Thanks so much, that worked!
All the way from Australia, users helping users!

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From: samba-bounces+davidj411=yahoo.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+davidj411=yahoo.com at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
Simeonidis, Steve
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:51 PM
To: 'DJackson at floridaforms.com'; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] want to access a Windows Share from a Red Hat 8
linux box

Try something like

mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=password,workgroup=domain

you may also want to add ,ip=<Windows_server_IP> if it can't resolve the


Steve Simeonidis
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Jackson [mailto:DJackson at floridaforms.com]
Sent: Friday, 14 March 2003 10:16 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] want to access a Windows Share from a Red Hat 8 linux

I have a domain and both servers are members of the domain.

I want to access a windows share from the Red hat 8 server?

Do I use mount or smbmount?

I have been trying to use smbmount with the username option.
However, it keeps denying me access.
Here is what i type:
smbmount //windows_server/shared_folder /linux_local_folder username=davidj
After it asks for password, it rejects me with ErrMsg.

Thank you

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