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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Cannot mount samba share with cifs Reply with quote

Hello,

I have a ASUS Wireless Router called RT-N66U where I can attach a USB disc and share it via samba. I have done so and am trying to connect to it from a computer running gentoo, but despite many attempts, I do not seem to be able to mount it. This is what happens:

Code:
/usr/bin/smbclient -L RT-N66U
Enter root's password:
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.37]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        testmapp (at sdb1) Disk      sdb1's testmapp in SanDisk Cruzer Blade
        IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (RT-N66U)
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.37]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------
        RT-N66U              RT-N66U

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        WORKGROUP           


I think I should mount this with

Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword //RT-N66U/testmapp /mnt/usbshare/


But I always get this

Code:
Retrying with upper case share name
mount error(6): No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)


I have tried a few permutations of the path, like //RT-N66U/sdb1/testmapp and have also escaped all the "/"-signs, but it always gives me the above response. I looked at the man mount.cifs, but I didn't find anything relevant.

Code:
modinfo cifs
filename:       /lib/modules/3.7.9-gentoo/kernel/fs/cifs/cifs.ko
version:        2.0
description:    VFS to access servers complying with the SNIA CIFS Specification e.g. Samba and Windows
license:        GPL
author:         Steve French <sfrench@us.ibm.com>
srcversion:     A2FADCA1AC5C6A641387A4C
depends:       
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.7.9-gentoo SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           CIFSMaxBufSize:Network buffer size (not including header). Default: 16384 Range: 8192 to 130048 (int)
parm:           cifs_min_rcv:Network buffers in pool. Default: 4 Range: 1 to 64 (int)
parm:           cifs_min_small:Small network buffers in pool. Default: 30 Range: 2 to 256 (int)
parm:           cifs_max_pending:Simultaneous requests to server. Default: 32767 Range: 2 to 32767. (int)
parm:           enable_oplocks:Enable or disable oplocks (bool). Default:y/Y/1 (bool)


Is the mount -t cifs command above correct?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try:
Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword IPC$/testmap

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't work, I got

Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword IPC$/testmap /mnt/ST3250823A/
mount.cifs: bad UNC (IPC$/testmapp)


Tried with "//" before IPC$ also.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Try //RT-N66U/IPC$/testmap

Also try to use IP address instead of RT-N66U.

Here an example of a share I use at work:

sudo mount -t cifs //ip3.gouv.qc.ca/347$/usagers/R03C01A/trebe03 /home/bernard/U -o credentials=/home/bernard/.ip3,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777


The password file contains :

Code:
username=testuser
password=testpassword
domain=ip3


If you're in a workgroup don't put the 'domain' part.

I prefer to use a credential file to avoid problem with special character in passwords.

Take a look at the manpage of "mount.cifs", il may have hints.

Regards,

BT
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imaginasys beat me to it
cifs looks for the FQSN - Fully Qualified Share Name. I as going to do what he suggested next on the premise that your error changed from mount error 6 to mount.cifs error
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and thanks for your help.

I did as imaginasys said, but I got:

Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword,domain=ip3 //192.168.1.1/IPC$/testmapp /mnt/ST3250823A/
mount error(5): Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)


I also tried without the domain=ip3 part and also with RT-N66U instead of IP.

Can it be that the router don't work well with cifs on the client side?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cajzell wrote:
Hello and thanks for your help.

I did as imaginasys said, but I got:

Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword,domain=ip3 //192.168.1.1/IPC$/testmapp /mnt/ST3250823A/
mount error(5): Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)


I also tried without the domain=ip3 part and also with RT-N66U instead of IP.

Can it be that the router don't work well with cifs on the client side?


Unplug/umount the USB Disk and plug it in/mount it on a normal usb port

Tell us if it mounts...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cajzell wrote:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword,domain=ip3 //192.168.1.1/IPC$/testmapp /mnt/ST3250823A/
I also tried without the domain=ip3 part and also with RT-N66U instead of IP...


Don't use the domain=ip3 part. ip3 is my domain name at work! :!:

regards,
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed an app on iPad that could explore shares on samba and I was able to see it fine from there, so I guess there is no problem with mounting or anything similar.

Is there anything special with cifs in comparison with the old smbmount command that the server don't support?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually I found out how it was supposed to be called:

Code:
mount -t cifs -o username=testuser,password=testpassword //192.168.1.1/testmapp\ \(at\ sdb1\) /mnt/ST3250823A/


Thanks for your help, imaginasys and eyoung100.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always beware of specials characters in share name or password! :mrgreen:

You're welcome!
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