I'm new to ubuntu and Linux and doing my best to learn. My problem is as follows:
I am trying to mount a shared folder from one 18.04.5 machine (a) to another 18.04.5 machine (b). The mount between (a on b) is successful however I have another machine (A) that I have done my very best to set up identically to (a) but when I mount (A on b) it fails.
The configuration of (a) and (A) are
- each have the newest cifs-utils (2:6.8-1ubuntu1.1)
- each have the newest keyutils (1.5.9-9.2ubuntu2)
- each have the same /etc/samba/smb.conf configurations
[mymount] path = /home/mypath user = myusername read only = no
- the user on (a) and (A) are configured identically (ie. same groups)
- the shared folders on (a) and (A) are configured identically
/etc/fstab file on (b) uses the same dialog to mount each share but the machine IP addresses change to point to (a) and (A)
//192.168.10.20/mymount /media/mountpoint_a cifs credentials=credentialspath,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,file_mode=0770,dir_mode=0770,vers=3.0 0 0 //192.168.10.21/mymount /media/mountpoint_A cifs credentials=credentialspath,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,file_mode=0770,dir_mode=0770,vers=3.0 0 0
Given the above can anyone point me toward a possible solution for the problem? For example is there a likely utility / dependency that I've missed between configuring machines (a) and (A)?
The "dmesg" errors for mounting (A on b) given are:
[ 945.570887] CIFS: Attempting to mount //192.168.10.21/mymount [ 945.571836] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation. [ 945.571853] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -2
The verbose out says:
mount error(2): No such file or directory Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
The directories for mymount and mountpoint_A each exist and the mountpoint_a folder has the same credentials as mountpoint_A. Given that mountpoint_a works, I don't think it's a folder or permission problem.
I have read the following related posts but they have not provided working answers to this problem: