I have been wrestling with CIFS for a long time now. What was the motivation to dump smbfs for this silly file system?
First, it appears I can not mount as a different user name compared to the one on the remote Samba server. The folder that is being shared on the remote server is owned by uid=1005, and even though when mounting it on FC5 with uid=500 it doesn't work
/sbin/mount.cifs //192.168.0.3/misc /home/temp/misc -o user=misc,password=ppp,rw,uid=500,gid=500,noperm
What's the point in uid and gid in the mount.cifs options then?
Now, I have a new problem cropping up. I get
mount error 20 = not a directory
wherever I want to mount it. What gives? I tried creating the mount point in /mnt, /home .. practically everwhere.