[Nottingham] cifs mounts error to a Windows machine

Michael Erskine msemtd at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 23 14:14:02 UTC 2009

2009/3/23 Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk>:
> In /etc/fstab:
> //winpc02/sharefolder /mnt/winpcshare cifs
> rw,user=wingroup/ausername%auserpassword,noauto 0 0
> And trying:
> mount /mnt/winpcshare
> gives:
> mount error 5 = Input/output error
> Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

The hostname given here in fstab is part of the UNC name of an
exported CIFs resource and shouldn't be treated as if it could simply
be resolved to an IP address by the usual means -- although it usually
can and really should!

> Have I found a bug?

Only in your expectations :)

Michael Erskine.

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