[Samba] define defaults for mount -t cifs

J Martin Rushton martinsworkmachine at gmail.com
Fri May 19 12:04:03 UTC 2017

On 19/05/17 12:03, mj via samba wrote:
> Hi Louis,
> On 05/19/2017 12:10 PM, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>> Hai MJ,
>> Have you tried:
>> apt-get install cifs-utils if its not installed.
>> man mount.cifs  ( if cifs-utils isnt installed no mount.cifs on debian.)
>> And test with :
>> mount.cifs //server/share /mnt/point -o vers=2.1
>> Greetz,
>> Louis
> But that has nothing to do with my question, the mounts work, I just 
> want to make mount.cifs use vers=2.1 as a minimum.
> Short background WHY::
> I am using a piece of software called pydio that uses mount.cifs to 
> mount samba shares.
> Adjusting the way pydio executes mount.cifs does not work, and all 
> mounts end up with the default vers=1.0
> Sure: easiest would be to edit pydio config, but since that turns out to 
> be difficut, I thought I'd try to change the default vers of mount.cifs 
> to vers=2.1
> MJ
Try putting an entry in /etc/fstab.  You can set the options there, you 
may want to add "noauto" and either "user" or "owner" (see fstab(5)). 
Once the details are there all your application needs to do is issue a 
mount command specifying either the share or the mount point.


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