[Samba] Re: can smbmount access paths in shares?

Magnus Holmgren holmgren at lysator.liu.se
Fri Oct 28 14:52:49 GMT 2005

Bill Kearney skrev:
> Can a linux machine running samba mount a pathname within a share into a
> local path?  I'm runing samba-3.0.20b-1 on a centos 4.1 (rhel4) box.
> I've tried this and it fails:
> smbmount //servername/home/media /mnt/media/server/ -o
> username=myuser,password=mypass
> The error is:
> 8465: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an invalid
> share name)
> When I omit the last portion of the service path it works just fine:
> smbmount //servername/home /mnt/media/server/ -o
> username=myuser,password=mypass
> Trouble is, I don't want to mout the 'root' of the share, I want to mount a
> subdirectory within it.
> On a w2k box this syntax works fine:  'net use m: \\server\home\media' and
> it properly mounts the path as the m: drive.  I do recall that win9x boxes
> could not mount subdirectories of shares.  Is samba likewise crippled?
> So what gives here?  Can smbmount not mount from a pathname within a
> service?  Or am I missing the n necessary magical command line incantation?

Late reply, but anyway:

What you *can* is the following:

smbmount //servername/home /tmp/foo -o username=myuser,password=mypass
mount --bind /tmp/foo/media /mnt/media/server
umount /tmp/foo

Or at least it works for me, at least with CIFS mounts.

Magnus Holmgren
holmgren at lysator.liu.se

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