[CentOS] CentOS 4.5 - mounting remote windows fileserver using smb or cifs

Thu May 1 10:53:25 UTC 2008
Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net>

> This works for me...
> In /etc/fstab:-
> //share/name    /mount/point           cifs    
> _netdev,credentials=/etc/samba/cred.txt 0 0
> In the credentials file:-
> username=your-windows-user
> password=XXXXXXXXXXX
> Make sure the credentials file is owned by root and only readable by 
> root.

i have managed to get this working now using smbfs - there were 2 issues 
it seems

1 - samba-client was not installed, that was an oversight on my behalf

2 - on the RH7.3 box the domain is not needed for the user but on the 
CentOS 4 machine something is different in the samba client as without 
the domain i get an 'Accedd Denied' issue. So for me using smbfs and 
DOMAIN\username works