[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#588305: cifs-utils: Can't mount shares of the type <host>/<directory>/<sharename>

Stephan Seitz stse at fsing.rootsland.net
Wed Apr 13 08:19:46 UTC 2011

Hi Luk!

Thanks for your explanation.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 07:38:49PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>Is a sharename containing a '/' what you meant by
><directory>/<sharename> or is it even something else?

Well, it is a Windows share, so I don’t really know how it is configured.
Maybe my explanation is not really correct.

So let me try again:
I have a server (e.g. home.local) with (probably) a share called home 
containing all user home directories. But a normal user doesn’t have 
direct access to the home directory, only to his own directory under 
home. So my service URI would look like //home.local/home/stse.
This didn’t work with cifs-utils > 4.1.

I now tested 4.9 and it works again, so this bug can be closed.

So now I only have two problems left but I don’t know if they are bugs in 
cifs-utils (tested with 4.9):

- DFS mounts with kernels > 2.6.35 are not working;
- Kerberos and DFS mounts are not working really well together;
   - if your DFS name is your domain name (e.g. ads.local) pointing to the 
     two servers dc1.ads.local and dc2.ads.local, trying to do a kerberos 
     mount with //ads.local/ gives the error that there is no cifs ticket 
     for ads.local. Using //dc1.ads.local/ it works. But if you have 
     a share //dc1.ads.local/software where software is a link to 
     //ds.ads.local/software no new kerberos ticket will be requested.
     (At least, so it seems).

Shade and sweet water!


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