[Samba] Fedora Core 5 and Windows 98

Pitti, Raul rdpitti at globaltecsa.com
Mon May 29 22:27:15 GMT 2006

Samuel Santiago wrote:

>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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AFAIK, cifs does not support lanmman , thus you are unable to mount a 
win98 share onyour stock fedora5 kernel.  You need to recompile your 
kernel to support smbfs.
let me know how it goes.

Raúl D. Pittí Palma
Global Engineering and Technology S.A.
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