[TriLUG] Samba question
Tue Aug 5 21:54:59 EDT 2003
i recently had a very similar situation at a client site, i was trying
to mount a share from a NT box on their linux server. *sometimes* the
mount command would hang, even though the mount operation worked. i
don't recall that i ever found the root cause of the problem, but you
run the mount command from rc.local and append a & to background the
process, so if it hangs after mounting it won't affect anything.
try automount and see if that works more reliably.
use smbmount instead of mount + fstab, it's basically the same thing but
backtrack to an older version of samba, or grab the latest and greatest
good luck roy!
On Tuesday 05 August 2003 14:24, Roy Vestal wrote:
> Okey. I'm pulling out my hair. I have an RHL 9 box that is running
> samba 2.2.7a (updated via RHN). I have 4 entries in my fstab like
> /dev/device /mount/point smbfs
> credentials=/path/to/credsfile,gid=username,fmask=775,dmask=775 0 0
> My problem is I have to remark these out to get the machine to boot,
> it just hangs at "Starting SMB Services". Once I've done this, I can
> remove the remarks, and sudo mount -a and it will mount them but
> never come back to a prompt.
> Any ideas of where it might be hanging? The shares mount and are
> workable, but it worked fine under 7.3 and 8.0 but in 9 it's
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