If you are trying to help end users with mounting of shares, consider Likewise Open or pammount. We use pam mount o the Linux workstations right now. I am testing Likewise Open right now for to get AD authentication and authorization, but it includes a CIFS mounting component. I have yet to try that piece, but I’m told it does seamless volume mounting at login time in the Macs.
I've used it with RH/CentOS 4.x and 8.04+ Ubuntu. It works fine.
You didn't say, but I'm assuming you're trying to mount shares on a Windows system. If so, you may want to look at the NFS server in MS Services for Unix (gasp) also. It's 'free' now. I've been using it for a little over a year and it has not caused any headaches. Setup was bizarre, but not difficult. This helped me out with some systems that didn't provide an acceptable way to mount SMB/CIFS shares.
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Chase,Philip B <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It's in production on my college' web server. We use
it to mount windows shares that hold the web content.
Subject: mount.cifs stability in current RedHat/CentOS?
Is anyone currently using mount.cifs on RedHat 5.5 or equivalent CentOS builds? Initial testing proves it meets our needs, but I remember stability problems when I last tried it out, which was over six years ago. Any current information on its reliability would be appreciated.