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Mounting a netwrok file system

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How can we mount a file on a network (that is a windows file) or a shared file on another pc on the network onto linux (red hat 8.0) ?
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mkdir /mnt/samba-share

mount -t smbfs //windowsmachine/sharename /mnt/samba-share -o username=winuser,password=winpass


and now you can see windows shared files in /mnt/samba-share

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by:owensleftfoot
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The above will probably give errors about no such directory - you need to "mkdir /mnt/samba-share" first.
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by:troopern
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owensleftfoot there is already a command for mkdir /mnt/samba-share ;)

Though, windowsmaching might have to be replaced by the IP of the box.
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by:mte01
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It is giving me the following error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //192.168.141.44/C,
       or too many mounted file systems
(I have made C a shared folder)
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by:mte01
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Please it's a bit urgent.........can anyone help me please??
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by:troopern
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Is smbfs supported by the kernel ?
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by:troopern
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Try using the "-o username=winuser,password=winpass" part before the "//windowsmachine/sharename /mnt/samba-share" part

Though it shouldn't actually make any difference.
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by:mte01
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I am using Red Hat 8.0..........it should support smbfs
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by:mte01
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As you said troopern, your last option didn't make a difference
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by:AleksandarS
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Your samba fs kernel support might be compiled as module, try with 'modprobe smbfs' and then proceed with mount command.
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by:mte01
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>> try with 'modprobe smbfs' and then proceed with mount command

did not work........same error
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by:AleksandarS
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Did you try with some other windows share? If you share the whole C disk, it can be a little confusing for samba (and even other windows machines if you are using 'net use' command), because one of the default windows admin shares is marked as C$.  
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by:mte01
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I tried it with another windows share & it was the same problem..........
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by:AleksandarS
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Are you using firewall? If you do, open ports 137,138 & 139 for tcp and udp. To check if you have firewall or not, do the 'iptables -L"; if you have input,forward and output chains filled up with rules, the firewall is active. I think RH is shipped with "Personal firewall tool" or smthg (the gui for iptables) which is used for adding&deleting firewall (iptables) rules in an easy fashion.
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by:mte01
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I am using a proxy server......but right now, I don't need to mount the NFS, I've transferred the files in another manner.....I'll give credit anyway
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and of course thank you for your support!!!
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