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Old 04-21-2005, 05:44 AM   #1
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Samba works in CLI but not using KDE or SMB4K


my company has a network set up with active directory and many servers with shared folders.
To mount a share under CLI I simply enter :

smbmount //server/share ~/shares -o username=NT_DOMAIN\\nt_login

I am asked the password (the same I use to login to windowsXP) and everything works fine.

On the other hand using konqueror or smb4k, I can browse the share just entering


but then i am asked to autheticate and it doesn't work (keep aksing me to authenticate).
I've tried every possible variant of my username and domain:


but none works.
Whst's wrong ?


ps: i'm using mandriva 2005LE (aka mandrakelinux 10.2) with kde 3.3.2
Old 04-21-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Do you have the share listed in the fstab ? if so .. is marked with user option.

mount calls smbmount to do the mounting for windows fs .. smbmount will mount a fs for a users even if it's not marked as such .. mount won't.
I am not sure what konquerer uses ... try after modifying /etc/fstab such ..
//windown/share /linux/mount_point smbfs noauto,user 0 0
and see if works.
Old 04-21-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply.

Both konqueror and smb4k should behave as smbmount, that is mount windows share for a user without sudo or su.

If for every share i should add a line in fstab it would be madness I think the problem is related to the authentication process, because i can actually browse the shares with smb4k. Other people seems to have a similar problem with smb4k, and the only solution suggested is "use CLI and smbmount".

Old 04-21-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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I've been having a lot of problems with smb4k recently so I switched to using LinNeighborhood. Problem solved :-)


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