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Cifsmount on DFS does not work

Brecht De Baets
Frequent Advisor

Cifsmount on DFS does not work

Hi,

We have a HP-unix B.11.23. I try to mount on a windows DFS. Until yesterday this worked fine, but suddenly it stopped working. I have no idea why ?

I do the following :

Step 1)
cifslogin -s willemot.be login -P password

This statement gives no error.

Step 2)
/sbin/mount -F cifs willemot.be:/DFS /mnt/test

This statement doesn't give an error either, but I cannot access the directory test.
When I issue a "ll" in /mnt, I get the following : "./test not found"

How can I troubleshoot / solve this problem ?

Best regards,
Brecht
8 REPLIES
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

what does bdf show? what's in syslog?
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Brecht De Baets
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

bdf: /mnt/test: I/O error

I see no specific line in syslog for the mount.

I can also add that on another similar unix server, I have no problem mounting the DFS.

Best regards,
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

try

# cat /etc/mnttab
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Brecht De Baets
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

Hi,

I see no entry either.

Could there be something wrong with my cifslogin ?

I tried to do cifsclient reset on the machine where it still worked, but after that statement it stopped working on this machine also!

Regards,
Brecht De Baets
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

Some extra information :
We use HP CIFS Client - Version A.02.02 !
Wim Rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

I have never known it to work. After some testing and trying, I reverted to mounting the physical location of the filesystem and not using DFS.
By the way, my tests were done on CIFS Client A.02.02.02, and that is still the latest version, so it makes no sense to try to upgrade to resolve this issue.
Brecht De Baets
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

Ok,

but the strange fact is that it did work for about a month or so !

Best regards,
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Cifsmount on DFS does not work

> but the strange fact is that it did work for about a month or so !

try to figure out the exact time when it stopped working (e.g. from logs) and figure out what happened that time. much easier if you are using change management.
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