[Samba] Help - Mounting a Windows computer with two IP addresses

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Fri Dec 23 08:12:44 MST 2011

> Hi all,
> I need to mount a Windows share locally on my laptop. However, I 
> cannot
> do this via
> sudo mount -t smbfs //host_name/share_name /local_mount
> because the host_name has two IP addresses with it as shown by 
> nmblookup
> //host_name.

In Windows network adapter settings, disable  netbios over tcp/ip for 
the address you don't want. If you have a WINS server delete the entry 
for that IP after disabling it.
> (That is, I try mounting and I'm given this error:
> mount error(115): Operation now in progress
> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) )
> One IP address is a static one which the Windows computer uses to
> connect to another machine. The other IP address is a DHCP-given IP 
> and
> is the one I need to connect to. I can mount the share if I use
> sudo mount -t smbfs //dhcp_ip/share_name /local_mount
> however, this is problematic for obvious reasons since I need the 
> mount
> to be permanent (eventually going in fstab).
> My question is: Is there a way to ignore the static IP address when
> mounting?
> Further info: I can connect to the Windows machine using smbclient
> //host_name/share_name and browse just fine. Also, nautilus can browse
> the remote file system as well.
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