[Samba] Trouble with mount.cifs while smbclient works (Ubuntu 12.04)

Jeff Layton jlayton at samba.org
Tue May 22 07:32:58 MDT 2012

On Tue, 22 May 2012 15:24:56 +0200
Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 May 2012 17:44, Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 May 2012 09:59:44 -0500
> > <Scott_Purcell at Dell.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Early responses are not encouraging.  It sounds like this was not an accidently happening, but they *intend* to obscure the root level of the share.
> >>
> >> Might it work to try to downgrade my Samba installation to a version prior to the introduction of this bug?  If so, do you know which version would be the latest to still work?
> >>
> >
> > No, it was not intentional, just not simple to fix.
> I think you misinterpreted Scott's message :)
> I read it to mean that the people who set up his NAS intended for the
> root of the share to be "obscured".  Not that the cifsfs developers
> intended to break things.

Yes, he mailed that to me privately later. He also asked whether
downgrading the client's kernel might help here. It might, but you'll
need to go pretty far back -- pre-3.0 or so...

Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org>

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