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Access to DS-Filestore CIFS Service from Linux

Make sure you are connected to the CUDN. If you're away from Cambridge, you can use the UIS VPN service to connect to the CUDN remotely.

These instructions have been tested on SUSE Linux 10.1, openSUSE 10.2. You may need to be logged in as root.

Note: The whole share path is not valid with smbfs. You can only connect to the volume root and manually navigate to your home directory.

e.g. //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/a/

You need first to identify the volume on which your files are stored, using the table below.

Character CIFS share
a //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/a
b //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/b
c //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/c
d //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/d
....... .........
w //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/w
x //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/x
y //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/y
z //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/z

Then use the mount command

mount -t smbfs -o username=[DS userid] [CIFS share to volume root] [mount point]

e.g. mount -t smbfs -o username=zzzz99 //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/a /tmp/cifsmount

Note that in recent Linux distributions smbfs no longer exists and is replaced by cifs

 

To unmount use

umount [mount point]

Using CIFS to connect to other resources

Group filespaces are available via CIFS from //filestore.ds.cam.ac.uk/ux

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