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Old 04-07-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Samba Mount to Large Corporate Network

Sorry for yet another Samba questions but..

I'm attempting to mount a Win-doze network shared folder on a large corporate network.

I can use:

$ smbmount //server/folder /mnt/directory -o workgroup=mydomainhere, username=myusernamehere

$ password: xxxxxxx

This will give me access to the shared folder. So far so good.


When I Cd into any folder in the share, it is empty. I'm curious if this has to do with how the security is layed out on the server. Anyone on the network can access the share but then each folder in it can only be accessed if you are a member of that group (usually broken down by department/project).

I tried to mount directly to the folder I need but Linux returns that this is not a share.

Anyone have any ideas? I tried our IT people here but I'm afraid we are completely a windows shop. (IT guy actually said to me, oh you use linux, how's that going, I want to start experimenting with that).
Old 04-08-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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Could you post your smb.conf file and any other config files you think are relavant.

(Omitting any IP's or hostnames at your will)
Old 04-08-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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well, really seems like you username doesn't have permissions to read under those windows directories.
Old 04-08-2004, 10:25 AM   #4
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AutOPSY, It was my understanding that the smb.conf was for running Samba Server. I'm only trying to use the client to see the Windows network. Am I incorrect?

pablob, Yes, my username is not directly listed, but it is in one of the groups that does have permission. Short of directly having my username given permission, is it possible to use the group?
Old 04-08-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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yup that should work.

make sure smbd and nmbd are both running and that the user name does have correct permissions on the share.

you can also try:

mount -t smbfs -o username=userid -o password=password \\winserver\sharedir /mnt/windows_dir

or if your using kde use konq smb:\\


Last edited by nex6; 04-08-2004 at 11:25 AM.
Old 04-08-2004, 11:43 AM   #6
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I got it. Thanks everyone!


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