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Breakage to cifs mount

Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:33 am

I've been successfully using a cifs mounted file system (actually a flash drive plugged into my router) for a few weeks, but after an "apt-get upgrade" yesterday this stopped working. The solution for me seems to be to add


to the mount options in fstab. Presumably this used to be the default at previous versions?

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Re: Breakage to cifs mount

Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:26 pm

Thank you jpsa so much for the PM telling me about this thread.

I added it to the problem entry on my Pi2 and restarted autofs and it works!

I'll edit my post in the other thread to add a link to this one.

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Re: Breakage to cifs mount

Thu May 07, 2015 4:26 pm

Hi JPSA, same thing has happened to me with a GoFlex drive, which has been operating successfully for over two years without a hitch. Have recently upgraded the system and now cannot access the drive.
Message is ‘mount error(13): Permission denied. Refer to mount.cifs(8) etc.
I have checked all permissions, access rights, executables, IP addresses etc, all are exactly as defined in the instructions above yet cannot re-gain access.
Have any changes been made in the ‘cifs’ security/permissions in the upgrades?
Linux version currently 3.18.7+ #755 PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:14:31 GMT 2015.
Is this associated with the device tree changes? If so how do I implement or use the "sec=ntlm" fix?
Connection has been previously been made via a command: "sudo mount -t cifs '// Home Public' /home/pi/goflex/public -o username=xxxxxx,password=xxxxxx,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777"

Found how to implement, by adding 'sec=ntlm' to the end of the mount line:
sudo mount -t cifs '//192.168.XX.YY/GoFlex Home Personal' /home/pi/goflex/personal -o username=blahblah,password=blahblah,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,sec=ntlm

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