[TAG] Installing Gentoo LG #106
joregan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 23:24:45 MSD 2004
On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:25:53 -0700, Mike Orr <mso at oz.net> wrote:
> 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 \
> -o user=USERNAME,pass=PASSWORD,domain=DOMAIN
If you want to use names, turn on the WINS server on the NT machine.
Also, AFAIR, if the machine is running Windows 2000 or XP the name is
mangled by default, so the name shown in Windows may not be the actual
name of the machine.
> 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.
Are you both running the same kernel version? If your coworker is
using an older kernel, it's probably describing itself as equivalent
to an earlier version of windows, in which case the NT server says,
"OK, I'll talk SMB to you, because you can't understand CIFS"; yours
is probably being told "Hey, you're recent enough to talk CIFS".
You're better off using CIFS anyway; SMB will probably crap out on
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