[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#858343: /sbin/mount.cifs: mount.cifs ask for a password also when "guest ok = yes"

Christian Buhtz c.buhtz at posteo.jp
Tue Mar 21 13:58:56 UTC 2017

Package: cifs-utils
Version: 2:6.7-1
Severity: minor
File: /sbin/mount.cifs

Dear Maintainer,

I know the relevant section of the manpage of mount.cifs where the option
"password" is explaint.

mount.cifs will always ask for a password (if it is not given implicite with
environment variable or credential file) also when guest users are allowed on
the samba share. This makes no sense and I see no good reason for that

Describing that buggy behaviour in the manpage doesn't make it better. It is a


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.10.4-towo.1-siduction-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages cifs-utils depends on:
ii  libc6         2.24-9
ii  libcap-ng0    0.7.7-3+b1
ii  libkeyutils1  1.5.9-9
ii  libkrb5-3     1.15-1
ii  libpam0g      1.1.8-3.5
ii  libtalloc2    2.1.8-1
ii  libwbclient0  2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
ii  samba-common  2:4.5.6+dfsg-1

cifs-utils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages cifs-utils suggests:
ii  keyutils   1.5.9-9
ii  smbclient  2:4.5.6+dfsg-1
pn  winbind    <none>

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