[Bug 207441] [NEW] Hardy Beta - smbfs/cifs issues

Hamish hamish at devworldit.info
Wed Mar 26 23:26:38 GMT 2008

Public bug reported:

"smbfs" is not installed by default, which it probably should be if this
is to be used in the enterprise. Or is there an alternative, as I have
been using "smbfs" for a few releases now and am not sure if how to
mount SMB shares has changed for Hardy.

I installed smbfs, and then put some entries into /etc/fstab, so they automount on startup. On startup, for each entry in the /etc/fstab file, I get the following in dmesg:
[   70.495504]  CIFS VFS: Error connecting to IPv4 socket. Aborting operation
[   70.495569]  CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -101
But the shares are mounted, and a nautilus session opens up (which is also annoying...) 

Also logging off with CIFS shares mounted in /etc/fstab, it sits with an
error message, and does not shutdown or restart. This also happened with
Gutsy, and was fixed using a script I found on the Ubuntu Forums.

Is there an alternative way to mount the shares so that this doesn't
happen, or should the timing of the mounting and dismounting be changed
so that it works? I think it is related to the starting of network-
manager and CIFS shares trying to connect on startup *before* the
network is up, and dismounting the shares *after* network-manager is


** Affects: samba (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Hardy Beta - smbfs/cifs issues
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