Using Ubuntu (Linux Mint 12) I have been able to connect to a DFS shared tree on our Windows file server/domain using this command from a terminal window:
sudo mount -t cifs -v //fs4/jmcroot ~/fs4 -o username=myname,password=mypassword
"jmcroot" is the DFS root name on our Windows 2003 file server, named "fs4". ~/fs4 is my local folder where I want to host the mounted DFS tree.
Once mounted (and still working from the terminal window) I can use the CD and LS commands to see and read every folder and file in the mounted folder. It all works, from the terminal window.
HOWEVER, when I go to the Linux desktop and use the Nautilus file browser, when I click on the mounted path (fs4), I can see folder names, but then when I click on a folder, expecting to see the files in that folder, it gives a message box "The folder contents could not be displayed. Sorry, could not display all the contents ofr "": Not a directoey."
Again, I CAN see these files using the CD and LS commands from a terminal window, but not from the Nautilus file browser, which is where I need to work from.