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Old 10-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Mounting Samba share results in network timeout at password prompt (Slackware 12.2)

I'm trying to mount a samba share (using a cli and su in KDE3.5/Slackware 12.2)
The share is definitely up as I can connect to it from windows and in Konqueror (KDE 3.5)

smbclient -L //server -U myname
brings up a password prompt, I type in the password and it displays the available shares.

Now the problem comes when I try to mount one (tried them all) of the shares:
smbmount //server/Utils /server user=myname
brings up the password prompt, but then it times out after typing in the password.

These alternatives all produce the same result:
/sbin/mount.cifs //server/Utils /server user=myname
mount -t smbfs //server/Utils /server -o username=myname
mount -t cifs //server/Utils /server -o username=myname

I have also tried mounting it in /mnt/server
Old 10-25-2009, 05:43 AM   #2
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Location: Dyserth, Wales
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Funnily enough I was doing this same operation last night. Slack 12.2 on the server running Samba shares and Slack 12.1 on my laptop. On the laptop I did just the smbmount command. (No initial smbclinet command). Got the password prompt and then the share was mounted (in my case under /mnt) no problems. Stayed mounted quite happily for a few hours. After which I logged off the client machine. Previously I always looked at the share with smb:/ protocol in Konqueror and that worked without problems.

Not sure if this "it works OK for me" post will help, but certainly the 12.2 and 12.1 combination with smbmount did work for me.

Happy to provide the smb.conf file from the server if that would help.


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