Cannot access any samba shares since Hardy upgrade

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed May 28 16:30:20 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:27 AM, Rich
<rich.lott.lists at> wrote:
> (sorry for delay in replying, but my sister's had a baby(!) so been away
> from email for a while!)

Hey - sounds like a good reason to me!

> Brian McKee wrote:
>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Rich
>> Is your problem actually the stated 'multiple server names on same
>> server' issue ?

> Yes. There are netbios names for each office team, and each team at
> least has a "home" share. CIFS cannot mount these due to these bugs. It
> is not practical to ask the sysadmin to change all the names of the
> shares just for me (I'm the only kubuntu user, the rest bar 1 are on
> Windows) as this would cause chaos in the office.

Hmmm - that is an issue then.   And if the problem is in the Samba
code, then upgrading isn't going to help either (as I'm sure you know

Is the problem that you can't mount them ?  or can't access them ?

e.g. if you use smbclient on it's own can you see and use all of them?
 If so maybe one of the smb browsing apps will get you through for a
while.   Or, you could play around with replacing just the smbfs
package - I *think* it's the one that does the mounting.  Looking at
that packages dependencies it doesn't look too bad - certainly not
directly kernel related.

If you can't even see them, then maybe consider wiping Samba off your
machine completely and compile new from older source,  or going with
older packages installed manually.

Please note I don't know if these ideas will work - I'm just throwing
out chaff to see if you see anything that looks interesting :-)

Backup first, make sure you've got a fall back plan and try something out....

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