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KB-1462: Unable to mount a share using the command "mount -t cifs"

Authentication Service ,   Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:12 AM

Applies to:  Centrify-Enabled Samba 3.3.9-4.3.1 on all platforms


Centrify-Enabled samba fails to mount a cifs share, when the command "mount -t cifs -o username=<username> <share> <mount point>" is ran throws an error:

mount: block device // is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: cannot mount block device // read-only

Running "mount -t smbfs ..." succeeds.


This is due to the missing sym link for /sbin/mount.cifs


Manually create the symlink /sbin/mount.cifs to point to /opt/centrify/samba/sbin/mount.cifs

ln -s /opt/centrify/samba/sbin/mount.cifs /sbin/mount.cifs


Will be fixed in a future release of Centrify-Enabled Samba.