[clug-talk] SAMBA issue

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Mon Mar 19 19:30:58 PDT 2012

I'm having a weird problem with my Samba setup.

I can get things to a point where I can mount the samba shares on my 
workstation.  Read/Write and everything works.  I even have this 
automated to happen on boot up and this works.  Sometimes.

Occasionally the system refuses to mount the shares automatically on 
boot.  When I try to mount them manually I get told "permission denied". 
  I *know* I didn't change my password between mounting attempts.  I 
have no errors in /var/log/samba/log.smbd.

To resolve this I have two options - either reboot the computer and go 
through the whole process again (which may or may not work). OR, I can 
go through an "smbpasswd -r myserver" process to change my password to 
something else and again to change it back.  Mounting after the password 
change resolves the problem for a while.

Is AppArmor getting in the way?  Is there something else I've 
overlooked?  Thanks for any tips.


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