Linux Unable to mount cifs/smb share in /etc/fstab -

Linux Unable to mount cifs/smb share in /etc/fstab

sudo mount -a
Unable to find suitable address.


[35758.706993] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation.
[35758.707247] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111
[35795.476160] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation.
[35795.476346] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111

When the above happens "Unable eto find suitable address" it usually means the smb name cannot be found for some reason (perhaps the system is down or smb is not running).


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