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Old 07-10-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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problem mounting winXP share on Fedora.C2

XP host name : client1
client1 IP :
smb share name : \\client1\linux-src

desired mount point : /mnt/smb_client1

mount // /mnt/smb_client1 -t smbfs -o username=[uname],password=[passwd]
2828: session setup failed: Call timed out: server did not respond after 20000 milliseconds
SMB connection failed
one thing i did noticed is that when i use mount //client1/... i get
2834: Connection to client1 failed
SMB connection failed
also i can't ping client1 but i can ping (client1 ip)
the machine (client1) is pingble from another w2k3 machine on the same subnet.

what's my mistake ?

also is it normal that in my /proc/filesystems file there is no record for smbfs ?

Last edited by hq4ever; 07-10-2004 at 04:57 PM.
Old 07-10-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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is there a firewall running on the xp box?
Old 07-10-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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another one bytes the dust!

the problem was with the NIC it self, in spite of it replaying to ping (didn'y lost even 1 pocket & i pinged it to icmp=10000) it was getting cold feet passing smb traffic (i guess he ain't a windows fan also) any way i replaced it with a brand new NIC & now it mount's flawlessly, well all most i still get this odd messages :
2615: session request to failed (Called name not present)
2615: session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
but i can access the share & get my mysql-4.0.20.tar.gz tarball without a problem, yipppi

* a tip guys : if you're trying to mount a w2k3 smb share, be sure to disable it's "smb signing-required" through "group policy" otherwise linux wouldn't be able to comunicate with it, or at least i don't know of a way to make it communicate that way - found that while i was tested the mount command on my other win machine.

** one more : when you send it(windows) a password it authenticates using it's local SAM, i do not know of a way to make it do domain authentication even though the computer is a windows kerberos domain member.

love linux, you guys rock !


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