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Is there a way for Ubuntu/Samba to access a DFS path on our Windows file server?

I'm primarily a Windows guy and my Ubuntu colleagues have to access the file server using regular \\server\share paths, rather than \\domain\dfsnamespace\target.

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Are your Ubuntu colleagues using the CIFS client or are they using the SAMBA smbclient tool? http://pserver.samba.org/samba/ftp/cifs-cvs/linux-cifs-client-guide.pdf indicates that the smbclient tool can access DFS paths though the CIFS client cannot.

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I believe I have solved this problem!!

I spent HOURS working on this before I solved, and I've documented my solution here:

http://mattslay.com/connecting-ubuntu-to-windows-shares-and-dfs-trees/

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Can't really help you with this, but I found this short tutorial doing a quick Google search, just making sure you've seen it. Doesn't seem very promising but maybe it's worth a shot?

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Thanks, but that's a tutorial for accessing DFS via Webdav, which doesn't apply to our setup. –  ThatGraemeGuy Nov 12 '09 at 10:07
    
not sure who gave you the -1, I think that's a bit harsh. The link you posted is useful, it just doesn't apply the the setup I'm working with. –  ThatGraemeGuy Nov 13 '09 at 11:18
    
Thanks. I was actually wondering that, I didn't claim to have an answer, I just wanted to offer the little that I had in case it matched what you were after. –  hora Nov 14 '09 at 11:35

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