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    Default Mounting cifs qns

    smbfs is replaced by cifs and I have one problem with it.

    With smbfs, I will

    mount -t smbfs -o username=hero,password=zzz //server/folder /mymount

    With cifs, I am unable to use //server/folder, i can only use ip

    mount -t cifs -o username=hero,password=zzz // /mymount

    I am able to smbclient it. But cifs does not take in //server, only IP.
    It will give me this error:

    mount error: could not find target server. TCP name server/folder not found
    No ip address specified and hostname not found
    Is it possible to use //server instead of using IP address?
    Oh ya, I am using openSUSE 10.3

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    Default Re: Mounting cifs qns

    Just a thought: IP addresses get through firewalls where netbios names won't unless the required ports are opened. To test whether this is a problem for you, turn off firewalls on the Linux server and/or Linux client and try the command line mounts again. Then you'll know whether the problem lies in letting netbios names through the firewall/s

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    Default Re: Mounting cifs qns

    did you enable nmbd?

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