[Samba] Automounting Windows XP share on Linux

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Nov 12 23:14:05 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 15:49 -0700, Jeffrey Barish wrote:
> I have /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.smb such that 
> ls /smb/<name of system> 
> works for the two Win98 machines on my network (the machines get
> automatically mounted and the directory contains "C").  When I try the same
> command on the Windows XP machine, I get 
> No such file or directory
> The auto.smb file that came with my OS (Libranet 3) uses smbclient to get a
> list of resources on the target.  With the Win98 machine, the output of 
> smbclient -gNL Win98machine
> is
> Disk|C|C on Win98machine 
> IPC|IPC$|Remote Inter Process Communication
> But, smbclient -gNL WindowsXPmachine produces
> IPC|IPC$|Remote IPC 
> Disk|print$|Printer Drivers 
> Disk|C on WindowsXPmachine| 
> Disk|ADMIN$|Remote Admin 
> Disk|C$|Default share
> auto.smb makes a command option string from this output using awk by looking
> for lines that start with "Disk" and then using the token that follows the
> "|". In the case of the Win98 machines, it gets "C", which is what gets
> mounted. But most, if not all, of the Disk lines from the XP machine are
> bogus. Certainly "print$" is not a mountable drive. Nor is "ADMIN$". "C on
> WindowsXPmachine" is a comment, not the name of a drive. That leaves "C$".
> I don't know what effect the $ has, but otherwise this entry is correct.
> Does anyone know why I am getting the other entries?  Is there anything I
> can do to Windows XP to suppress these bogus responses?  If anyone else has
> a Windows XP server, do you get the same stuff back from smbclient?
a little bit google searching or a little bit of study of Windows
Networking would tell you what these shares are and yes, everyone would
get those shares.


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