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Old 08-31-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
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Share Path Depth Restriction using CIFS?


I am trying to mount a share on a corporate Win server network using either smbfs or cifs, but cifs/smbfs doesn't seem to want to take a path deeper than 2 levels. I have had this problem under both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Suse 9.3. Once I have mounted the share, I can either navigate to the location I want via the gui (Gnome) or from a command prompt without any problem, but I just can't seem to get the mount point to connect to the share at a depth greater than two, either by mounting the path or in fstab.

For example, if I have a directory named /windows
which I use as the mount point and I want to map to
//server/level1 the mount will be successful. If I try to mount //server/level1/level2 the mount will fail.

example command would be

mount -t cifs //server/level1 /windows

The directories being mounted are publicly accessible (and I can tunnel down to them after I mount to a shallower depth) so I doubt it's a permission issue.

Is this some intrinsic limit in CIFS/smbfs?

Thanks for any help.

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