Disclaimer 1: Crossposted from Serverfault because there was no activity over there.
Disclaimer 2: This question is similar to Automounting not working correctly for CIFS shares; weird results but not exactly the same.
Running CentOS most recent stable (6.4) connecting to CIFS share from EMC VNXe SAN.
Using AutoFS configured using this method: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=240811
Synopsis of config:
Comment out entire /etc/auto.master
Create new /etc/auto.cifs file with contents similar to auto.smb (full contents at link above)
chmod 755 /etc/auto.cifs
Add line /etc/auto.master: /mnt /etc/auto.cifs --timeout=0
Create file /etc/auto.smb.fileserver01 with credentials: username=domain/username password=password (also tried without domain, exact same symptoms)
chmod 400 /etc/auto.smb.fileserver01
Add fileserver01 to /etc/hosts
I have supplied AutoFS with a full Domain Admin account for initial build and testing.
The CIFS share mounts in /mnt/fileserver01 and I can see the contents of the share's root directory, but when I try to navigate inside any of the directories I receive the message:
bash: cd: /mnt/fileserver01/sharename: No such file or directory
There aren't any particular errors showing up inside /var/log/messages.
Note: I'm new to Linux server administration, dusting off 10-year-old weekend classes in Debian CLI, so for answers and questions please be explicit in what I need to enter into the terminal.