Is mount_smbfs broken in 6.1-PRERELEASE?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Thu Mar 30 23:49:56 UTC 2006

On 3/30/06, Gavin Atkinson <gavin.atkinson at> wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > Anyone know if mount_smbfs is broken in 6.1, I'm trying to run this:
> >
> > "mount_smbfs -I //nbritton at
> /mnt/network/music/"
> >
> > And then it asks for my password, I type it in, and then I get this error:
> >
> > "mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = Authentication error"
> >
> > I've had this same problem on another 6.1 box too... I can run this
> > same command on a 6.0-RELEASE box, right next to the 6.1 box, on the
> > same network etc. without problems. What gives? Did I forget to setup
> > something on the new 6.1 boxes or is mount_smbfs broken, IIRC I didn't
> > do anything special to get mount_smbfs working on the 6.0 box?
> This was accidentally broken as part of a load of kernel clean-ups.
> yar at (cc'd) committed a fix to -CURRENT Sun Mar 5 22:52:16 2006
> ( ) with
> an MFC of 5 days, but it doesn't seem to have been merged yet.
> It may have been turned down by re@, or it may have just been forgotton
> about. (I hope it's the latter, as I think it's an important fix to get
> into 6.1-R).  Hopefully yar@ will be able to MFC this.
> Gavin

Thanks for the info! and I've got mount_smbfs working now, Scott
Robbins suggested in a previous reply to add 'options NETSMBCRYPTO' to
the kernel for a temp work around... This did the trick. I hope they
get this MFC'd for 6.1-RELEASE.

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