[TAG] Installing Gentoo LG #106
mso at oz.net
Mon Sep 13 20:25:53 MSD 2004
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On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 08:08:42PM +1000, Murray Cockerell wrote:
> I had to use the following to connect to an Windows 2003 small business
> mount -t cifs //server/directory /mnt/smb -o
> There was something I read about smbfs not working, and needing to use
> cifs. Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact reason why.
Thanks, that's what eventually worked. CIFS has apparently replaced
SMB, and even though the kernel module says the driver is experimental
and only needed for "advanced features", those advanced features are
something our server requires. Maybe it has to do with TCP names
rather than Netbios names, because I can't access the server by name
with cifs, but only by IP:
mount -t cifs //111.222.333.444/directory /mnt/smb \
If I put the name in the "server" field and add an ip= option, it
won't connect. But I don't care. I can do my backups in Linux now
rather than booting to Windows, and that's good enough for me.
Curious that my coworker's Gentoo system works fine with smbfs but I need cifs.
-Mike Orr (aka. Sluggo), mso at oz.net (iron at sense-sea-MegaSub-1-465.oz.net)
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