[Samba] cifs-vfs connecting to Netware 6 running cifs.nlm

Simon Crute simon-lists at geordie.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 19 11:53:40 GMT 2004

Hi All,
   I've got some problems accessing data on a netware server 6.0 running
cifs.nlm from a Suse9 linux box.

I was origanally trying to access it via smbfs however there were
problems with files being truncated when writing and not being read

After reading through the archives to this list/newsgroup, I figured I
might have better luck with the cifs-vfs module. However it isn't even
mounting the filesystem, and is causing bad password attempts to be
registered on the netware server.

I've taken a trace of the network communication and a couple of things
stand out.

The trace for the SMB mount has a field in the "session setup ANDX
request" packet called "ANSI Password" and "Unicode Password".

The trace for the CIFS mount only has a "Unicode Password" field, and
the strings are different.

Is this the cause of my problem, or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

And even if it is (or isn't) where do I go from here ?

Thanks for any help.

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