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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Forwarding SMB through SSH - RESOLVED
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Forwarding SMB through SSH - RESOLVED

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 05:15:34PM -0400, Aaron A. King wrote:
> Glad this was resolved, but while we're on the subject, I have a question 
> that's been bothering me for a bit.  You can mount an SMB filesystem using 
> 'mount -t smbfs', but I can't seem to get the same functionality using fstab.  
> So if I do
> $ sudo mount -t smbfs -o 
> ip="xxx.xx.xx.xxx",username="XXXX",password="xxxxxx" //EEB1/EEBWeb /mnt/eeb
> it works fine.  But if I put the following line in /etc/fstab:
> //EEB1/EEBWeb /mnt/eeb smbfs 
> ip=xxx.xx.xx.xxx,username="XXXX",password="xxxxxx",user,noauto 0 0
> then do
> $ mount /mnt/eeb
> I just get an error
> 11927: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
> SMB connection failed
> Does anyone know how to make mount and fstab play with SMB?

I believe your problem stems from the quotes surrounding your username
and password.  If your user/pass does not include any characters
that need to be quoted then you can get away with:
//EEB1/EEBWeb /mnt/eeb smbfs ip=xxx.xx.xx.xxx,username=XXXX,password=xxxxxx,user,noauto 0 0

BTW, this is my preferred solution:
\\dubhe\pub  /pub  smbfs  credentials=/etc/samba/smb.dubhe.pub,uid=troy,gid=troy

where /etc/samba/smb.dubhe.pub looks like:

This has the added advantage that the credential file does not have to
be readable by anyone other than root.

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