[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#801624: cifs-utils: mounting Windows DFS shares fail

Jimmy Crossley jcrossley at conetrix.com
Mon Oct 12 17:37:14 UTC 2015

Package: cifs-utils
Version: 2:6.4-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Mounting a Windows DFS (Distributed File System) fails with "mount error(115):
Operation now in progress"

sudo mount -t cifs //internal.compu-share.com/data/ /mnt/data -o
mount error(115): Operation now in progress
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Using the actual name of the file server instead of the DFS name works.

In this example, the DNS entry for internal.compu-share.com points to three
Windows Servers, which have referrals to the actual server.  The server is a
NetApp.  It appears as though the client is not following the referral.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages cifs-utils depends on:
ii  libc6         2.19-22
ii  libcap-ng0    0.7.7-1
ii  libkeyutils1  1.5.9-7
ii  libkrb5-3     1.13.2+dfsg-2
ii  libtalloc2    2.1.3-1
ii  libwbclient0  2:4.1.17+dfsg-4
ii  samba-common  2:4.1.17+dfsg-4

Versions of packages cifs-utils recommends:
ii  keyutils  1.5.9-7
ii  winbind   2:4.1.17+dfsg-4

Versions of packages cifs-utils suggests:
ii  smbclient  2:4.1.17+dfsg-4

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