Re: Mounting Windows Samba shares without using smbfs
Arthur Marsh <email@example.com> writes:
> Hugh Lawson wrote, on 31/03/08 00:06:
> > Arthur Marsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> The smbfs package, which depends on samba-common includes the
> >> mount.cifs binary:
> > [ snip ]
> >> The format of the /etc/fstab entry changed, requiring the IP address
> >> of the remote system rather than just the NetBIOS name:
> >> # old format, should all be on one line:
> >> #//chocolate/chocolatec /chocolatec smbfs
> >> rw,guest,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset
> >> =utf8,codepage=cp850 0 0
> >> # new format, should all be on one line:
> >> //10.0.0.2/chocolatec /chocolatec cifs
> >> rw,guest,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=ut
> >> f8 0 0
> > On my very small home network, the Windows computer gets its IP
> > address from a router by dhcp. How to get this IP for the remote Linux
> > /etc/fstab file? Can this be automated?
> I set up my router to assign IP addresses based on the MAC addresses
> of the machines, having tried a few other ideas and not succeeded. One
> could also assign static IPs to the machines.
Thanks Arthur. I didn't know about cifs.