[Samba] Re: Trouble with windows mounts after reboot of windows server

Evert evert at poboxes.info
Wed Jun 28 06:31:19 GMT 2006

Logan Shaw wrote:
>> Evert wrote:
>>> The problem is that I have a couple of shares of a W2K server mounted
>>> with Samba on my (Gentoo) Linux. This works fine, until the W2K
>>> server gets rebooted. After that the shares are just timing out,
>>> and they are impossible to unmount/remount...  :-/
> On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Evert wrote:
>> Anyone...?   I know I'm not the only one with this problem...  :-/
> You're probably not, but if you're exporting shares from W2K
> and mounting them on Linux, that's not a Samba problem as far
> as I know.  Samba is only used when Linux is the server, not
> when it's mounting a CIFS filesystem from a remote server.
>   - Logan

Are you sure? Running 'smbmount' says:

'This command is designed to be run from within /bin/mount by giving
the option '-t smbfs'. For example:
  mount -t smbfs -o username=tridge,password=foobar //fjall/test /data/test'

>From that I concluded that Linux is unable to mount a W2K-share without Samba installed... Or am I wrong?


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