[Samba] mounting as cifs not working in Debian, works in Windows though

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Fri Jul 30 03:02:59 MDT 2010

H.S. [mailto:hs.samix at gmail.com] wrote:
>I have a Debian machine running Unstable acting as a samba server. The
>server was installed a few days ago after a reinstall of the OS. The
>older installation's samba configs were backed up and restored after
>The Samba shares are accessible if I access them from a Windows 7
>client. The shares, however, cannot be accessed from a Debian client
>(newly installed amd64 Testing). The error I get from the Debian client
>is the following:
>~$ sudo mount -v -t cifs -o user=<username> //sambaserver/Share
>Password: .... <username's password here> ....
>mount.cifs kernel mount options:
>mount error(13): Permission denied
>Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
>I looked at the man page for mount.cifs and I have also tried the
>following with the same results:
>$ sudo mount -v -t cifs -o user=SMBWG/<username> //sambaserver/Share
>(SMBWG is the workgroup)
>$ sudo mount -v -t cifs -o user=home.pvt/<username> //sambaserver/Share
>What am I missing here?

Things to check:

  Rather than mounting, can you use smbclient to access the share?  
  Do you see any better errors in the logs of either client or server?  
  Is client running SELinux or equivalent?

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