Re: cifs filesystem mounting problem

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Aravind Arjunan wrote:
> hi,,
> am having my samba server in RHEL 5.0.
> And all my clients are using Fedora 9,nearly 100 clients are there now,
> For roaming profile of my samba share for my samba server to these
> fedora clients.
> I have to mount their profile path  /sambaserver/share to the client
> (fedora) machine
> through cifs are smbfs file system.
> So from my fedora machine when i try to mount cifs filesystem in my
> fedora machine like,
> *mount.cifs //SAMBA_SERVER/share /mount_point/ -o
> username=user,password=abcdef*
> am getting
> *mount error 20 = Not a directory
> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)*
> ** 
> so i searched in forums and google for the above error, and i get to
> execute,
> *echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtenxsionsEnabled*
> ** 
> after executing this i can able to mount through cifs filesystems.No
> problem in that and i can able to access my datas in the share from
> folder.
> But when i try make an entry in */etc/fstab* for making mounting all
> the time whenever the machine reboots like
> *// <> 
> /home/centos           cifs    username=user,password=abcdef        0 0*
> ** 
> And i saved it and rebooted my machine. When my fedora machine boots
> up at the booting time itself it is prompting for password
> where i cant able to give my password and when i press enter it is
> getting failed.
> I had tried through automount also throu autofs. But it not works.
> Help me with this issue. Thanks in advance
Don't know if this will make any difference....

I've never been a fan of putting the username and passwords in the
fstab.   I use credentials= instead.


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