[CentOS] [Samba] Accessing Windows file-system from Linux samba server

Scott Ehrlich srehrlich at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 11:45:12 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 10:43 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Adam Nielsen wrote:
>> > When you mount the share, specify a Windows username to connect as
>> > (mount ... -o username=tim)

When I mount smb-based systems, I have successfully used:

mount -t cifs //server/share_point /mnt/local_mount_point -o
user=your_creds_on_server, domain=name_of_domain_or_workgroup

Of course, make sure local_mount_point already exists as a directory
under /mnt, if it doesn't, create it.

You _might_ be able to drop the domain piece.

Server above is the destination you want to mount, be it a fully
DNS-qualified hostname or its IP equivalent.

The above can work straight for root, or you'd need to precede it with
sudo if non-root.

Just remember, if as sudo, the first password is sudo challenging you
for sudo rights.  The second password is the challenge from the remote
smb-based system (Windows, Samba, etc).  Of course, you need a known
account on the remote system to successfully gain access to it.

Hope that helps.


>> Thanks for your response.
>> But sadly, this does not make the slightest difference.
>> Incidentally, the machine is running Windows XP Pro,
>> and I am the Administrator.
>> I can browse in one share, but not the other,
>> although as far as I can see everything about them is identical,
>> except that they are on different drives:
>> -----------------------------------------
>> [root at helen ~]# mount -t cifs -o user=tim,password=****,rw  //harriet/EAGD
>> /mnt/win
>> [root at helen ~]# ls /mnt/win
>> The Sims 2
>> [root at helen ~]# umount /mnt/win
>> [root at helen ~]# mount -t cifs -o user=tim,password=****,rw  //harriet/EAGC
>> /mnt/win
>> mount error 13 = Permission denied
>> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)
>> -----------------------------------------
> ----
> no matter how many lists you ask or how many different ways you want to
> keep asking the question, your problem is always Windows permissions are
> blocking you. This is not a Linux question. If you don't have
> permissions to mount a share or descend into a subdirectory, your
> problem lies with Windows permissions.
> Your first example demonstrates that it works. Your second example
> demonstrates that a permissions issue from the Windows 'server' is
> blocking you. There's no guarantee that even if you are the
> administrator that you can access a share, folder or file. Windows has a
> fairly sophisticated ACL system and you would probably be better served
> learning it than asking so many lists the same questions.
> Craig
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