[Samba] What in samba 4.1 prevents a '/' share?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Dec 6 03:49:53 MST 2013

On 12/06/2013 01:41 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>   Was there a change in 4.x that prevents doing this? If so, what?
> Very interesting.  Nothing deliberately prevents this.  Is there
> anything in the server-side logs?


  There is nothing on the server side log (damn systemd/journalctl -f). Client
side, I get the immediate error:

04:38 providence:~/scr/mnt> sudo mount.cifs //phoinix/config /mnt/phx-cfg/ -o
mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

  and then in the client log I get:

Dec  6 04:38:46 providence kernel: [49327.535820] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed
w/return code = -13

  The client has:

cifs-utils 5.6-2
pmount 0.9.23-4
samba 3.6.7-2

  I'm not sure what parts of those packages play into the mount.cifs attempt,
but they are included for completeness. I'm not doing anything different in my
smb.conf or in the way I mount or designate things. It has been the same since
the 2.0 days.

  What else do you want me to send you?  The 4.1.2 package is from:


David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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