Bug 5019 - mount cifs does not work (permission denied) while mount smbfs works
mount cifs does not work (permission denied) while mount smbfs works
Product: CifsVFS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: user space tools
Other Linux
: P3 normal
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Assigned To: Steve French
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-10-13 14:42 UTC by Maciej Pilichowski
Modified: 2009-07-22 14:55 UTC (History)
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Description Maciej Pilichowski 2007-10-13 14:42:33 UTC
AFAIK now I should use cifs instead of smbfs -- as a samba client. See for example:

However no matter hard I try to mount samba resources I always get one error -- permission denied, error code 13. Every option for me is valid.

When I lost all hope, I found out the method to install smbfs for my system. I did it, I just changed cifs to smbfs and it worked like a charm.

A bit of technical details -- to mount, I have to make openvpn connection, then I execute:
mount.cifs //samba_server/tmp /mnt/smb -o username=macias

opensuse 10.3, samba-client-3.0.26a-3.ccj1, samba-3.0.26a-3.ccj1, cifs-mount-3.0.26a-3
Comment 1 Shirish S. Pargaonkar 2009-07-22 13:10:04 UTC
Is this still an issue that needs to be addressed?
Comment 2 Maciej Pilichowski 2009-07-22 14:55:00 UTC
I think we can close it as worksforme.