Unable to access location Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

Bug #1442972 reported by Christopher M. Peñalver on 2015-04-11
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When attempting to mount a Ubuntu samba share via Nautilus, it notes:
Unable to access location
Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

However, mounting via smbclient works fine. Hence, this would be an issue with Nautilus/backend.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-12.12-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
Date: Sat Apr 11 16:42:15 2015
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-21 (293 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-03-13 (29 days ago)

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in nautilus:
status: Incomplete → Unknown

As per https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747718#c13 this is a samba library bug.

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → samba (Ubuntu)
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Medium → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
sohel (sohelmk) wrote :

yes this bug affects me also - ubuntu 14.04, i also tried command line with cifs, following are some of errors:

CIFS VFS: Malformed UNC in devname.
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -6

This no longer affects me as I don't use Trusty, Utopic, or Vivid, and this is not reproducible with Wily+Wily.

no longer affects: samba (Ubuntu)
affects: nautilus → samba (Ubuntu)
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
vanadium (ftack) wrote :

I am now having this error on mounts that worked before on Ubuntu 18.10.

Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

Please open a new bug about it, using apport-bug <package> if possible, and stating the problem accurately, i.e., which command or action failed, its parameters, etc.

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