Derek Ragona wrote: > It is not clear what you are trying to do. Are you mounting Windows > shares on a FreeBSD server? Or mounting FreeBSD samba shares onto a > Windows XP client? > > -Derek > > > At 10:35 AM 3/7/2007, Daniel Feenberg wrote: > >> We are starting to use mount_smbfs to mount backup shares on our >> Windows XP systems. Formerly we were using Linux successfully, but now >> many of our mounts succeed, but don't show any files. We can't tell >> what might be different among the XP systems to explain the >> difference, or why FreeBSD and Linux should be different in this regard. >> >> Demonstration (note that "ls /mnt" shows no files, but there are files): >> >> backup2# mount_smbfs //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/backup /mnt >> Password: >> backup2# ls /mnt >> backup2# df /mnt >> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on >> //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/BACKUP 36659328 13238176 23421152 36% /mnt >> backup2# mount_smbfs -v >> mount_smbfs: version 1.1.0 >> backup2# uname -a >> FreeBSD backup2 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 >> 10:40:27 UTC 2007 >> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 >> >> Thanks >> >> Daniel Feenberg >> feenberg isat nber dotte org >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to >> "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >> >> -- >> This message has been scanned for viruses and >> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is >> believed to be clean. >> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support. >> >
Hi Daniel, If you look at 'man mount_smbfs' you'll see in the examples they recommend using the '-I' option to specify the name (or IP address) of the host machine. This method works for me, mounting Windows XP shared-directories onto my FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE machine. So you would try a command like.... mount_smbfs -I rm316.DOMAINNAME.TLD //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/backup /mnt You can also mount the filesystem automatically by adding a line to your /etc/fstab file, //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/backup /mnt smbfs rw,noauto 0 0 Hope this helps. Ken ___________________________________________________________ New Yahoo! Mail is the ultimate force in competitive emailing. Find out more at the Yahoo! Mail Championships. Plus: play games and win prizes. http://uk.rd.yahoo.com/evt=44106/*http://mail.yahoo.net/uk _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"