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bdplays 04-02-2006 09:30 PM

"fc5" mount does not recognize "smbfs" file system?
In the past I have been successful at using mount to add my windows shares to my Linux directory structure with the following systax:

mount -t smbfs -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,ip=,rw //windowsbox/share /linuxmount

As of FC5 I am getting the following error from the bash shell:

"mount: unknown filesystem type 'smbfs'"

Can anyone tell me what I am missing?

Lenard 04-02-2006 09:48 PM

The smbfs is no longer used, try using cifs instead.

bdplays 04-03-2006 04:55 PM

That worked. Thank you.

crazydrve 04-23-2006 09:50 PM

security issue
hey thanks for someone helping with this. this has been bugging me all week.

but my question is what kind of security risks are there?

i noticed the permissions just say "drwxrwxrwx" for all.

is there anyway to change it or what the best way to mount a windows ntfs drive from another computer.

any help is appreciated.

thank you

Ajax4Hire 05-01-2006 03:58 PM

Ok, smbfs going out, cifs to replace but..
Thanks for the good info, smbfs -> cifs
That also fixed my new FC5 machine


I have script files built up to
mount -t smbfs ---and now I must change to
mount -t cifs ----but only on FC-5/2.6.15 and greater.

These scripts are common across several FC-n,RH9,etc.

I can manipulate the BASH script to hinge on FC5 but
should the real check be for greater than 2.6.15?

Something like
[ -z "`uname -r | grep \"^2.6.15\"`" ] && MOUNTWITH=cifs
mount -t ${MOUNTWITH} yada yada yada

I know the grep need to be more robust, I will harden later.
But with this basic scheme work or am I missing something?

spooon 05-01-2006 07:37 PM

That's not true. I used cifs on FC4.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 06-28-2006 11:21 AM

doesnt work for me for some reason

# mount -t cifs -o username=usrname,ip=,rw //server-name/Music /local-dir
retrying with upper case share name
mount error 6 = No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)

the address for the server ( //server-name/... ) i got from nautilus when i accessed the share so i know the location is right and the i.p add too. any ideas ?

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