[Samba] Mounting W2k3 share on Linux client.

Filip Sneppe filip.sneppe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 12:40:32 GMT 2005

> Rogers, Paul schrieb:
> > Dear All
> >
> > Is it possible to mount a share hosted on a Windows 2003 box, that
> > exists in an AD domain, on linux client.  I can connect to the same
> > share using SMBClient but cannot mount the share using mount -t smbfs.
> > I have read on the forum that there are problems but couldn't determine
> > if it was possible or not.

On 11/9/05, markus <klimke at tu-harburg.de> wrote:
> I have the same here. As I know it is a problem with digitally signed
> connections which isn't supported by samba. I don't know if it works
> with version up to 3.0.14a-r2, but with this version it won't do a
> smbmount of windows shares.

Hi, I have posted the same question to the smb clients list but got no answer.
Basically, smbfs is pretty much unsupported. I eventually upgraded to a 2.6
kernel and used cifs instead of smbfs. Worked without any problems.

Here's a copy of my original mail & followup:


I would still be interested in knowing what exactly is causing the
problem, since
I have seen smbfs work with 2003 machines... Is it a domain controller vs.
non-domain controller thing ?


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