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I am using a backup script to first make a mysql dump file on a linux box and then copy it to a windows network share. This works fine if the network share has a username and password asscociated with it however this new share has no user /password protection and I cant seem to mount this new share on the linux box. Keep getting "permission denied". If I leave out the username / password from the mount.cifs command it defaults to the linux username and prompts for password which never works as it is not set up on the windows share. I dont have access to the Windows server to change this.

Is there a way to mount this new share without username and password?

  • When you say the new share has no user /password protection, do you mean the share permissions are set to Everyone Allow Full? What are the NTFS permissions are on the share? – user5870571 Aug 3 '16 at 15:19
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Did you try using the option guest ? Or user=,password= ?

But I'm affraid you can't if the share is not allowed to Everyone

  • Yes, tried that but would not work. – Squid_Vicious Aug 17 '16 at 11:48
  • However, just a thought, The Linux username and password does not exist on the domain but will use a username and password that does to see if that makes a difference even though Everyone access has been enabled on the Windows folder – Squid_Vicious Aug 17 '16 at 11:49
  • user=, password= works perfectly – SledgehammerPL Mar 16 '18 at 11:07
  • user=guest password=guest worked here – WooYek Apr 5 '18 at 9:12

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