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Oracle Linux 6: CIFS Share Not Getting Mounted With Error "cifs_mount failed w/return code = -6" (Doc ID 2664520.1)

Last updated on MAY 13, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL6 to OL6U9]
Linux x86-64


Unable to mount CIFS DFS share, mount command outputs the following error:

mount error(6): No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

The following error message will appear in /var/log/messages:

kernel: [ 406.131134] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -6


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