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Old 10-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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smb annoyance return code = -111

i have an issue with a samba share. because of other frustrations, i change my firewall recently (four days ago) to shorewall. i got everything up and running pretty quickly, i was very happy. just yesterday all of a sudden my smb mounts failed and i have not been able to get them to mount properly through the network again. so my pc mounts some directories from my server via a cifs mount. three days ago that worked fine, i even moved files to it. today it doesnt and dmesg | tail give me...

CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation.
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111

I have googled it and nothing and through this forum. shorewall in rules is SMBBI(ACCEPT)...

I could really use some help because this one is beyond me...

Old 10-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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okay, this one took quite a while to figure out but there were a couple of problems. i found a samba testing page and walked through and found out that the reason it was failing was the directory/share name were too long. it fails in samba if it is over 12 characters. so the particular share of mine was tv_episodes_01 (which is 14 by my count). once i changed that it seemed to work.

i cant explain why it worked for like 2 days but it did and then it failed so now it is working with the adjusted share/directory name.

thanks all...


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