[Samba] connecting to windows server 2003 with samba 3.0.9

Dan McNulty dan.mcnulty at eckoh.com
Wed Nov 2 17:25:43 GMT 2005

I have a Windows server 2003 Domain controller with a share called


I can connect to this share successfully from several RedHat boxes,
running samba 2.2.7.


However, on several other RedHat machines, running samba 3.0.9 I cannot
connect properly. In fact, I actually seem able to establish a mount
successfully, but cannot then view the files, as shown below:


[root at ixapp01 mnt]# mount /mnt/hhfs05-dc02data


[root at ixapp01 mnt]# ls -l

ls: hhfs05-dc02data: Permission denied

total 84

drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Jul 29  2004 cdrom


The /etc/fstab file is configured as follows:


\\machine.example.com\DC02Data  /mnt/hhfs05-dc02data  smbfs
id=gid,fmask=775 0 0


However, from one of the Samba 3.0.9 machines I can connect to another
windows server 2003 machine, which ISN'T a domain controller, but is
part of the same domain, using identical credentials...???


Any pointers would be much appreciated.


Dan McNulty
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