[Samba] Accessing files on a domain-controled network

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Fri Apr 27 12:30:20 GMT 2007

Steven Woody wrote:
> On 4/27/07, Gary Dale <garydale at torfree.net> wrote:
>> Steven Woody wrote:
>> > hi,
>> >
>> > i am new to samba and it seemed that samba documents mainly focus on
>> > how to setup a linux box as a samba server.  but i am now sitting in a
>> > linux box and looking for a easy way to access a shared file folder on
>> > a domain-controled network.  sorry for my no patience to read every
>> > part of the document since i have to let this job done in today.
>> >
>> > the shared folder is something like:  \\serverA\share, and if i need
>> > to access it from XP i need to login to our domain ( D ),  using my
>> > user name( U ), and password ( P ).  my task is to, do the same
>> > accessing from my linux box using same information above.  what do i
>> > do?
>> >
>> > thanks in advance.
>> >
>> Here's what I use to access a share. I don't have it mounted
>> automatically. Instead I type in mount /home/mnt/aux and I get prompted
>> for the password. You can remove the noauto and include a password in
>> the /etc/fstab file line for the share but that isn't exactly secure.
>> Note that the filesystem type is cifs. This is similar to smbfs but cifs
>> is maintained.  :)
>> //hyperzip/aux$                 /home/mnt/aux   cifs
>> noauto,user,rw,user=garydale   0   0
>> You can also look at authenticating against a domain controller for a
>> single sign-on. Check the samba.org howtos and by example documents for
>> details on how to do this. It's not supposed to be too tricky. I've just
>> never gotten to it.  :)
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> so, i use the similar setting as yours,
> put a line in fstab,
> //foohost/backup  /mnt/aux  cifs noauto,user,rw,user=me  0  0
> then i do 'mount /mnt/aux', but got following error,
> mount error: could not find target server. TCP name foohost/backup not 
> found
> No ip address specified and hostname not found
> and, smbcliet -L //foohost will report 'Connection to foohost failed.
> what's the clue?
Look at the error message it's returning. It's telling you it can't find 
foohost. You can try putting in the IP address instead of the host name. 
If that works, it's a name resolution issue.

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