[Samba] CIFS Mounting Problem

Shannon Johnson sjohnson at engr.psu.edu
Thu Jun 3 12:03:28 GMT 2004

I'm having a problem when I try to mount a CIFS share on a Samba 3.0.5
server from a Samba 3.0.2 workstation. When I type:

mount -t smbfs //ip-address/share /mnt/point -o

It mounts, and I get no errors whatsoever. I can do almost anything I
want (except for symbolic links and hard links, which is why I want
CIFS). When I type the exact same thing, but change the "smbfs" to
"cifs", it doesn't work. Here's exactly what I type:

mount -t cifs //ip-address/share /mnt/point -o

It says:

Mount error 22 = Invalid argument
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Of course, the man page isn't very helpful... and I can't find a
solution to that error online anywhere. The syslog says the following:

CIFS VFS: Error -32 sending data on socket to server.
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -5

Does anybody have any idea what I can try to fix this? I really need to
get this up and going...


Shannon Johnson
Network Support Specialist / Systems Administrator
Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
224 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-8267

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