[Samba] Cannot mount Windows 7 share with CIFS Error 112 Host is down

Yanko Sheiretov iancshay at comcast.net
Fri Apr 30 22:15:42 MDT 2010

Jeff Layton wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:33:23 +0000 (UTC)
> iancshay at comcast.net wrote:
>> Hi. I just got a new Windows 7 Home Edition computer and am unable to mount its shares on my Linux system. 
>> I'm running Fedora 11, samba 3.4.7 
>> I have no trouble mounting shares from XP systems on the network using the mount command below. 
>> I can access the Windows 7 share with no problems using smbclient on Linux. 
>> The Windows 7 share is accessible from the XP systems. 
>> Here is the mount command: 
>> mount.cifs //pirin/c /mnt -o user=yanko,uid=500,gid=100,file_mode=0666,dir_mode=0777,noperm,iocharset=utf8,directio,ip= 
>> Password: 
>> mount error(112): Host is down 
>> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) 
>> The dmesg log has: 
>> CIFS VFS: No response for cmd 114 mid 1 
>> CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -112 
> Your client sent an SMB_COM_NEGOTIATE request and the server never
> responded.
>> I have not found any errors logged in Windows 7 but perhaps I don't know where to look. 
>> I can access the Windows 7 share with no problems using smbclient on Linux. 
>> Any ideas will be very much appreciated. 
> Probably a client kernel bug. Might want to post some info about what
> you're using.

The client is a Fedora 11 system
Kernel version release 105.2.23.fc11
mount.cifs and smbclient are in the samba-client package
version 3.4.7 release 0.50.fc11
smbclient works; mount.cifs does not.
The share is on a Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit system
What other information should I post?


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