[Samba] windows server 2003 shares (smbmount & signing or cifs & kerberos)

Roman Sommer roman.sommer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 07:27:39 GMT 2005

hello everyone,

the old problem persists :X I'm currently running Novell Linux Desktop
9 (SP2) featuring a 2.6.5series kernel. Smbclient (3.0.14a-0.4-SUSE)
seems to support signing negotiation.. at least the following command
works just fine:

smbclient -k -L //hostname
turning signing off manually (-S off) ends up in the common error
message cli_negprot: SMB signing is mandatory and we have disabled it.

Now the not so satisfying part... smbmount doesn't seem to support or
at least it doesn't use client signing. And I couldn't find any way to
tell it to do so.
mount -t smbfs //service/share /mountpoint -o krb,debug=4 (not working)

So I decided to stick with cifs as it is the successor of smb.
mount -t cifs -o username=user at domain mount -t smbfs //service/share
/mountpoint (working).

...but I really do need kerberos authentication. So either I need
smbmount to do client signing or kerberos authentication for cifs. Any


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