[Samba] CIFS mount with non-ascii (UTF8) password is not working

Shirish Pargaonkar shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 20:23:12 MDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Katariya Rahul
<rahulrahulse at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ,
> I have French CIFS server.
> If I try to map a share from any windows machine with non-ascii (UTF-8, french characters are part of password) password, it is successful.
> But If I try from linux machine, it fails.
> mount -t cifs //MACHINE/DatasetFIGS_ùÉÀÊÚÎÏŒÄÑ£₣€&nbsp; /tmp/rahul -o user=ùù,password=ùù,domain=eKKDr
> mount error 13 = Permission denied
> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)
> &nbsp;
> Does CIFS supports non-ascii password?
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Are you able to use smbclient command successfully on this very same machine?
If you can, I guess we can consider this as a bug in cifs client?

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