[Samba] Re: can smbmount access paths in shares?
mbarnes at hcjb.org
Fri Oct 28 15:16:23 GMT 2005
Let me see if I understand this right. You have a Windows box with a
share of (for example) D:\home\media. You have gone to the D:\home
folder and selected full sharing. However, from your Linux box, you
don't want to mount D:\home, you want to mount D:\home\media and not
have the contents of D:\home visible. You can only use smbmount to
mount folders that are listed as a share. Subfolders do not inherit the
sharability (?) of the parent. Hence, you must set each folder you want
to mount as a share unto itself. You do not have to set anything above
that folder as a share. So, if you go into the properties of
D:\home\media and set the media folder to full share, you may then use
smbmount //servername/media /mnt/media/server/ to mount the media folder.
At least if I understand things right, this is how it works, at least it
has for me. If I am wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.
Magnus Holmgren told me on 10/28/2005 09:52:
> 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
>>The error is:
>>8465: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an invalid
>>When I omit the last portion of the service path it works just fine:
>>smbmount //servername/home /mnt/media/server/ -o
>>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.
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