HOLLOW, CHRISTOPHER said:
> Maybe your Google is broken.  =)  The string "mount_smbfs: unable to
> open connection: syserr = RPC struct is bad" returned ten or so relevant
> results including...
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg41941.html
>
hmmm.....

You're right,  I limited my search to groups and freebsd mailing questions.
The message you reference never came up.  Learn something new every day :)


> Looks as though the Windoze user that you are connecting with has a
> password that is about to expire.  Depending on your security policy,
> maybe consider checking "Password never expires" for that user.
>
bingo!

> Hope this helps...
>
many thanks to you Sir.



>
> Doug Poland wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I'm running 4.8-RELEASE on a box that, daily, connects to a windows machine
>>and writes files to a "share".
>>
>>This system was working for about a month.  But now, every time I issue the 
>>mount_smbfs
>>command I get....
>>
>>  "mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = RPC struct is bad"
>>
>>In /var/log/messages I see...
>>
>>  "/kernel: smb_maperror: Unmapped error 2:2242"
>>
>>Absolutely nothing has changed on either the FreeBSD box or the Windows 2000 server.
>>In fact, neither box had even been rebooted until the discovery of this problem.
>>Subsequently, each box was bounced once, but to no avail.
>>
>>I've googled on both phrases but have found nothing.  Can anyone shed light on
>>this or, perhaps, point me in the right direction?
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> Christopher Hollow - Technical Consultant
> Infrastructure & Technology Support
> Toronto, ON
>
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