[CentOS] Cannot mount samba shares

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Wed Dec 10 18:13:36 UTC 2008

John wrote:
> No offense but LOL same problem I had with Linux clients. Here is what I did;
> The only way I got this to work is add the mount entry to fstab.. auto-mount would not work right it would end up hanging the Linux client.
> //ethans27/SAN1 /mnt/SAN1 cifs user,uid=500,rw,suid,username=nobody,password=nobody 0 0

Obviously (?) I don't really want to give the nobody account a password
(or even enable it). This was not my design decision.

> BTW I'm forcing the use of a specific user in my smb.conf file. I see
> you have force group but you may have to include the force users=.
> One irritating thing I come to find out is the directoru perms have to
> coexist with whats in your smb.conf.

Hmmm. I haven't tried if "force user" breaks in the same way.

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