[Samba] Stale NFS file handle error when you try and browse a Windows mounted folder

gareth.thomson at codaoctopus.com gareth.thomson at codaoctopus.com
Thu Jun 17 09:11:08 GMT 2004


I am trying to mount folders shared on our Active Directory 2003 Windows 
servers on a Linux system running RH7.3 with Samba version 3.0.4 

I seem to be able to establish the connection to the AD database to browse 
users and mount windows folders using smbclient command.
However whenever I try to mount using the mount -t smbfs -o 
username=me at mydomain.net //server/sharename /mnt/mountpoint it does mount 
the folder, but I get a Stale NFS file handle error message whenever I try 
to access any files or folders on the mounted disk.

Doing a df -k gave a permission denied error on the mounted filesystem, so 
I checked the permissions and gave Everyone Full Control just incase, but 
this made no difference.

Does anyone have any ideas what may cause this error.

Thanks in advance,

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