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Old 07-19-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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mount a share from server 2003 on linux

I have a linux machine (i'm hoping to set up lots more) in a college. my aim is to introduce the students to linux and take advantage of GPL to provide students with a variety of software for their studies.

I'm having difficulty access information on the server. The server is a windows2003 server (with SP1) i'm running Debi an sarge (with a 2.4 kernel)

I'm able to look at the information on the server using xsmbrowser (i can upload and download files) but i can't mount the drive

LinNeighbourhood. doesn't work either.

can someone give me a command i can run to mount a share from a server2003 machine. i'm at a loss where to go.
Old 07-19-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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try using smbmount or smbclient here is some syntax
1:) smbmount //serverIP/shareName /whereToMount -U username

2:)smbclient //serverIP/shareName -U userName
Old 07-19-2005, 03:37 PM   #3
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The errors from running the first command was:
cli_negprot: SMB signing is mandatory and we have disabled it.
5752: protocol negotiation failed

as for the second this doesn't allow me to mount only view the files or am i wrong?
Old 07-19-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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Is the 2k3 server part of AD??? if so you might check
your kerberos version.. 2k3 uses MIT kerberos..
version 1.3.4 or 1.34 or better.. as I recall..

we ran into this issue when the DCs were upgraded
from 2k to 2k3 in AD.. Old samba servers that were
already part of AD worked fine.. it was an issue when
we tried to add new ones.. upgrading to MIT kerberos
solved our problem..

Old 03-15-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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A solution

Just for anyone who is looking for the solution to this problem i found i could mount the share using the more powerfull cifs

mount -t cifs //<server>/<share> /<mountpoint>/ -o user=<username>
You will be asked to enter your password or you can use the pass argument after the username
mount -t cifs //<server>/<share> /<mountpoint>/ -o user=<username>,pass=<password>
Old 04-07-2006, 08:55 AM   #6
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thanks amon for this solution! works perfect!

but according to man mount.cifs i use <...> -o credentials=/root/credentials_file <...>
instead of <...> -o user=<username>,pass=<password> <...>
Old 04-26-2006, 11:58 AM   #7
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ok guys i tried searching for several days and cant find my answwer.
i am running fedora core 5 with default config.

i need help in mounting a windows NTFS network drive in linux so i
can access thru ftp or other ways with read write access.

cmd used:
mount -t cifs //<server>/<share> /<mountpoint>/ -o user=<username>,pass=<password>

but this wont give me read write access thru ftp. even tho i am owner with full permissions.
Old 04-26-2006, 12:53 PM   #8
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yum install kernel-module-ntfs-$(uname -r)

Found it at:


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