[Samba] Problem mounting with credentials file

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at nacnud.com
Sat Oct 28 18:09:50 GMT 2006

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006, Guenter Kukkukk wrote:

>>> you _need_ mount.cifs when using a credentials file!
>>> mount.cifs reads and parses the credentials file - the cifs kernel module
>>> does _not_!
>> Thank you.  This is probably dependant on my distribution, but how do I
>> get that file?  Is it usually installed with samba?  Do I just create it?
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan
> The mount.cifs helper stuff is part of samba.
> The binary is usually installed as /sbin/mount.cifs
> Guenter

Apparently I did not have samba installed at all on my system and I was 
using the components that I had built into the kernel.  Boy do I feel 
sheepish.  Thank you all.  I appreciate your help.  I hope that this 
thread can also help someone else in the future.


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