[Samba] Cannot access WD's NetCenter drive from linux

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Jul 27 01:07:18 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 06:04:18PM -0700, samba newbie wrote:
> Hello folks.
> I bought a Western Digital NetCenter drive since it
> seemed a low-cost way of having a NAS in my home.  The
> NetCenter drives run GPL'ed software (I downloaded the
> source from Western Digital's Web site, and it refers
> to Broadcom's "BCM478x Linux NASoC Software."  The src
> directory also contains samba 3.0.2.)
> The device offers two ways of accessing your data:
> through CIFS, or through NFS.  There is no security on
> NFS shares.  You can specify share-level passwords for
> CIFS, which is better than nothing, so that seemed to
> be the way to go.  Also, my data lives on a Windows
> box, so CIFS made sense.
> Now, I want to access that data using Samba from 
> Fedora Core 3 (2.6.12-1.1378_FC3).  On my Linux box, I
> mount one of the shares using:
> mount -t smbfs -o ro //
> /media/Pictures

Don't use smbfs - it's unsupported. Use CIFSFS instead.


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