[Samba] Mounting directories below share level

J. A. Landamore jal at mcs.le.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 15:13:36 GMT 2005

>From my investigations, and searching the archives, it seems that smbfs can 
only mount shares, and not directories under the share


smbmount //host/share /mnt		works
smbmount //host/share/directory /mnt	doesn't work

Our W2K3 server has user home directories in a tree where there are no user 
rights to the next node up the tree (level1), which is the directory on the 

i.e. //host/share/level1/user_home_directories

We need to directly mount //host/share/level1/user_home_directory on Linux 
clients, as we can do on 2000/XP clients.  Will linux_cifs give me that 


John Landamore

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