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

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


did you enable nmbd?