SMBFS - Usernames with @

Andrew Brampton andrew at
Sat Aug 23 13:03:47 PDT 2003

Have you tried doing:
mount_smbfs -U PQuerna at -I saints //server/username$

At my university I have to use the -U parameter to access the server, I
don't know why but it works when I do... Also I have to add the -W flag to
set the correct workgroup.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Querna" <chip at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 7:57 PM
Subject: SMBFS - Usernames with @

> I am trying to mount a share with a Username with a @ in it.
> The man pages all say that you use the following form:
> //user at host/share
> My School only has documentation for Windows on setting up the Network
Shares.  In all
> the windows docs they always use the form username at -- ie
pquerna at
> My Attempts:
> mount_smbfs -I saints //PQuerna at$
> Gives:
> mount_smbfs: server name ' at server' too long
> I tried it without the, in the hope it might work...
> mount_smbfs -I saints //PQuerna at server/username$ /mnt/carroll/xdrive
> Password:
> mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = Authentication error
> It Prompts for my password, and then fails, because its the wrong user.
> I also tried adding quotes around the username, escaping(\) the @, but
nothing seemed to
> work.
> I looked around google for abit, but it doesn't seem to even use symbols
when i search for
> somthing, so i couldn't find jack about this via my normal euphoric rescue
on google.
> Any ideas before i get the source code out and hardcode some stuff?
> -chip
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