[Samba] Trouble mounting a windows share from Linux

Shawn Iverson shawn at nccsc.k12.in.us
Thu Mar 11 13:28:40 GMT 2004

I have Fedora Core 1 workstations configured with winbind logging onto our
NT domain.  Everything is going well except that I cannot seem to figure out
how to connect to a windows home directory on a Win2000 server.  Here is the
W2K server with home directories for each user:
Each user has modify permissions to their share
Administrator has full control
First off, I need to somehow connect the workstations to these shares after
the user logs in.  I can successfully connect to them with smbclient, but I
need a much more user friendly connection, such as a mount point using
smbmount.  My attempts to use smbmount have failed, and I was a bit
discouraged when I read through the man page and noted that smbmount is for
"Linux smb filesystems."  Does that mean that smbmount will only work with a
samba server, not an NT server?
Furthermore, I want to figure out a way to autoconnect to these shares upon
login.  I am hoping that winbind would provide some functionality here since
it maps the SIDs to UIDs.  
I am hoping someone might be able to help me out here.  If this kind of
connection cannot not be done to at least some extent, it will be a show
stopper for deploying Linux in our LAN because all students must have access
to their home directories (they carry assignments and projects from
elementary all the way to graduation).
Unfortunately, I cannot create separate Linux NFS or SMB home directories
for these machines because then the students will not have access to their
files from windows machines. :-(
Shawn Iverson
Technology Associate
New Castle Community School Corporation
shawn at nccsc.k12.in.us

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