I upgraded my laptop from 11.04 too 11.10 and since then the CIFS mounts are not working.
Before the upgrade it would allow mounts on host names, in 11.10 it's only IP addresses (not much of an issue), however all the shares I mount are as read-only despite the
fstab file declaring the options
auto. I have
chowned the mount point to be
nogroup.nouser and it still wont work, here is an extract from my
//192.168.1.1/stories /home/paul/Documents/Stories cifs rw,user,exec,auto,username=<user>,password=<password> 0 0