Mac OSX 10.6 snow leopard 'mount_smbfs' authentication error problem

21-Jul-2010 | other

On Mac OSX 10.6, the 'mount_smbfs' command was updated to version 1.6.0:

$ mount_smbfs -v

For the command to work, it is now necessary to specify the 'WORKGROUP' of the samba sever (see '/etc/samba/smb.conf'):

workgroup = WORKGROUP

If not you will systematically get the following error:

mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error

So this is the command you will have to use on Mac OSX 10.6 clients:

mount_smbfs //'WORKGROUP;user':password@ip_address/share /mount/point

On 10.5, the following command was working (but is no more working on 10.6):

mount_smbfs //user:password@ip_address/share /mount/point