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Old 12-24-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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cifs mount "password too long"


I'm trying to do a cifs mount to mount a directory on my RHEL4 server to a shared folder on a Windows 2003 server. I'm using this command:

mount.cifs //<W2K3ipaddress>/<sharedFolder> /<pathToLinuxFolder> -o dom=<domainName>,user=<W2K3username>,pass="<W2K3password>"

I'm getting a "password too long" error message. My password is 14 alphanumeric and contains an @ symbol and an exclamation point...would either the @ symbol or the exclamation point be causing the problem? I see it tries to convert my the part of my password after the exclamation point up to the @ symbol to "ls -al" after I hit enter. If I leave the quotes off around the password, I get a "invalid mount a" error. I think when it's converting the password to "ls -al" it's reading the "-a" as an option.

How can I get this to work using my current password???

Thank you
Old 12-24-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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If the password is 1@5!8 then you probably need to escape the @ and the ! as follows:
If that doesn't work then try using the single quote character instead of the double quote character as follows.

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