Attaching NAS

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Its nice to be able to mount an external network disk or a MS windows server on your system. It works well, except I haven't been able to make National charset work properly on my NAS. No matter how I set it up.

You need to have the following information ready:

  • User id to login on the device. (mike)
  • Password.
  • IP address. (
  • Netbios name. (FS2)
  • The name of the share you wish to use on the remote device. (movie)
  • Mount point on this server. (/fs2)

Make auto login

To mount the device at boot time you start by creating a hash for the password:

smbutil crypt

Copy the created hash value. Now you must make an entry in /etc/nsmb.conf file. Insert something like this:

edit /etc/nsmb.conf
# File System on disk 2
password=<put hased password here>

Define mount

Now you have to create an entry in the /etc/fstab file. It might look like this:

edit /etc/fstab

# Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    Pass#
/dev/ad0s1b             none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/ad0s1a             /               ufs     rw              1       1
/dev/ad0s1e             /tmp            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/ad0s1f             /usr            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/ad0s1d             /var            ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/acd0               /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0

add this line if the user id is “mike” the netbios name “FS2” and the share "movie"
//mike@FS2/movie     /fs2            smbfs   rw              0       0

Create the mount point directory:

mkdir /fs2
chown mike:staff

Test it by mounting it:

mount /fs2 
ls /fs2