mount -t smbfs succeeds, but gives "access denied" upon access, smbclient just works

Filip Sneppe filip.sneppe at
Tue Oct 18 10:24:33 GMT 2005

On 10/2/05, Filip Sneppe <filip.sneppe at> wrote:
> I am trying to mount a share on a Windows 2003 server. The mount
> operation succeeds using "mount -t smbfs" but I get an access
> denied error from the shell when doing things list "ls". When using
> smbclient, everything just works.
> I know there are differences between "mount -t smbfs" and
> smbclient, as far as SMB/CIFS protocol support goes - I have the
> following questions though:
> - Is this problem caused by any lack of protocol options in
>   smbfs ?
> - If so, is this something that can/will this be fixed in the future ?
> - If not, is there anything that can be done to fix this from the
>   command-line ? Any smb.conf tweaks ?
> - Could any registry tweaks on the 2003 machine change anything ?
> - Currently, the machine is running 2.4. Would switching to 2.6 and
>   switching to cifs make any difference ?

Well I didn't get any replies to my questions, but for the sake of
let me folow up on my own email by saying that everything worked fine
with cifs instead of smbfs. It required an upgrade to a 2.6 kernel, though.


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