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Old 09-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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Mounting cifs a windows NAME SPACE

On my FC14 desktop I try to mount

sudo mount -t cifs //mydomain.local/DATA/Users/James /home/James/WinHomedir/ -o user=James,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777
This will generate :
mount error: could not resolve address for mydomain.local: Unknown error

dig mydomain.local
returns the 2 (!) IP addresses of the Windows domain controllers that host this DNS domain, as well as the name spaces.

In addition, when I replace "mydomain.local" with one of the returned IP addresses, the mount works without fail.

For info:
create user debug:* negate /bin/keyctl negate %k 30 %S
create user debug:loop:* * |/bin/cat
create user debug:* * /usr/share/keyutils/ %k %d %c %S
negate * * * /bin/keyctl negate %k 30 %S
create cifs.spnego * * /usr/sbin/cifs.upcall -c %k
create dns_resolver * * /usr/sbin/cifs.upcall -c %k
The last two lines were added, based on a suggestion in a forum, and this may or may not have led to the entry in
# Generated by NetworkManager
domain mydomain.local
search mydomain.local
The question is:
What needs to be done in order to have Fedora recognize the //mydomain.local/DATA Windows name space ?
I want to keep redundancy and therefore, I am hosting my DNS and namespaces on at least 2 servers.
Old 09-27-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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easy way
try adding it on /etc/hosts from your remote server the ip address of local server of the remote server
and then remount again. see if it that works


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