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CIFS Mount Error: Host is Down (Doc ID 2456255.1)

Last updated on MAY 20, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] and later
Linux x86-64


 CIFS share could not be mounted on the Oracle Linux 7 server, with the following error seen while trying to mount the CIFS share:

[root@ ~]# mount -t cifs -o vers=3.0 //<IPADDR>/<DIR> /test -o username=<USERNAME>,password=<PASSWORD>,domain=<DOMAIN>
mount error(112): Host is down
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

 However, the CIFS server is up and online.


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