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Old 11-10-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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mount.cifs credentials=/path-to-passwd-file not parsing


I have RHEL5.4 and I am trying to mount a windows share.
From the older server entry file system type smb or smbfs it gives me error:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'smbfs'

Tried using cifs, i am able to mount windows share, however using option credentials=/path-to-passwd as mentioned in man 8 mount.cifs

specifies a file that contains a username and/or password. The
format of the file is:

This is preferred over having passwords in plaintext in a shared
file, such as /etc/fstab. Be sure to protect any credentials file

I am unable to mount it.

My password contains meta characters something like $@.

Any idea what could be the reason? I am passing following options:
-o user=my_user,credentials=/etc/smbfs.credentials,domain=MY-DOMAIN,uid=USER,gid=USER,ro

And getting error:
mount error 13 = Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)


Last edited by xxx_anuj_xxx; 11-10-2009 at 03:24 AM. Reason: typo
Old 11-10-2009, 03:44 AM   #2
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It's working now.


printf "username=ray5147\\npassword=xxx" > \


Thanks & regards


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