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Ok, I am a newbie but over the last couple days I have made a lot of progress with linux. I have a new problem however that has stopped me in my tracks.
I am using redhat 9.0
P III 600Mhz
I downloaded and installed SAMBA from samba.org so I can connect to windows shares. Everything appears to have installed correctly, after reading the samba instructions I tried to mount my network share like this
mount -t smbfs -o username=David,password=password //10.80.1.100/general /mnt/network
It runs and doesn't return an error.
I know it is connecting to the network because if I enter an incorrect password I get "access denied"
When I go to view my /mnt/network directory with "ls" I get
I have fixed my problem. I had a folder shared on my Windows box and it only had my domain username in the permissions and not the local server username account. Since my linux box smbclient hasn't been joined to the domain smbmount doesn't authenticate with the PDC, rather the local computer users.
Just a random note, but I've found that it also gives this error if the user you are trying to mount the share with doesn't have permission to view the shared folder. So I guess this error doesn't mean anything specific, just "I cannae do it!". Could be a more friendly error though! :-)