[Samba] Fedora Core 5 and Windows 98

Samuel Santiago sam at santiagoconsulting.net
Mon May 29 02:06:39 GMT 2006

Greetings All,

My problem is trying to mount an SMB share from Fedora Core5 to a
Windows 98 Machine. Before upgrading from FC4 to FC5 everything worked.
I have searched around and it appears that the smbmount and mount -t
smbfs options have been deprecated in Samba 3.0.22-1 in favor of CIFS.
The command I have been trying now is:

mount -t cifs // /mnt/share -o username=chime

whereas I used to be able to do...

mount -t smbfs // /mnt/share -o username=chime

but the problem I have now is that it won't mount. I get an error 

mount error 112 = Host is down

The host is NOT down, that is the IP address of the laptop running
Windows 98 with file and print sharing enabled, and I have named the
share "laptop". There is no Firewall installed blocking any ports on the
98 machine. 
I can ping it and no other config on it has changed. The only change was
going from FC4 to FC5. Here are the results of my smb.conf testparm

server string = Linux Server
guest account = guest
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = /etc/printcap
dns proxy = No
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
hosts allow =
cups options = raw

comment = Home Directories
read only = No

Anyone have any insight to this issue.

Thanks for your help

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