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permission denied on smbfs mounted share (SAMBA)

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10



The System is acting as a client to a Windows Server. A share is mounted onto the system via smbmount. This mount seems to be successful and a subsequent mount shows:
// on /mnt type smbfs

but any attempt to access this share fails with an ERROR:Permission denied
even so everything seems to be configured correctly and maybe worked with a SLES8 before fine.


Do not use
mount -t smbfs
as smbfs is deprecated. Instead use
mount -t cifs



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  • Document ID:3242991
  • Creation Date: 15-Jun-2007
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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