NAS200, NFS and Sat receiver

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by odiniekss, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. odiniekss

    odiniekss Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello guys,

    Could you help me or advice at least?

    I have SAT TV receiver Openbox S8 ( based on linux.
    There is an option to map network drive to play videos, mp3, pictures and so on.
    I have Samba running on receiver.

    Unfortunately NAS200 is not seen from receiver, the problem is NFS as i understand.

    So, i have upgraded my NAS200 to Jac4, then I've unpacked extrafsmodules_jac4.tar.bz2 and using "insmod" install the module.

    Unfortunately I'm not so familiar with Linux, what should I do now?
    How to configure NFS sharing on my NAS200?

    Tnx in advance!
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If your receiver can run Samba, you don't need NFS on the NAS200. NFS is complicated to install and it runs so slow on the NAS200 that it's pretty much unusable. With Samba you can probably pull between 4 and 6 MB per second from the drives depending on your configuration, whereas NFS will do 1MB/s max.

    You will have to make sure the receiver uses a user name and password that match an account on the NAS, and of course you will have to share a folder (but you can also use the "DISK 1" or "PUBLIC DISK 1" shares which always exist). You should disable the "Convert failed login to guest login" option on the NAS200 to prevent problems with access rights.

    You may also want to look at the NAS200 FAQ: it has a script to fix some Samba settings on the NAS200.

    Other than that, you may want to go to a forum that's related to your set top box and find out if others have had any trouble connecting to directories shared by Samba servers; maybe someone there can suggest any additional changes you can make to the NAS200 Samba configuration. By the way, the NAS200 runs Samba 3.22 if I recall correctly.

  3. odiniekss

    odiniekss Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Jac!

    Tnx a lot for advices!
    Yes, receiver running Samba and I already asking guys on a dedicated forum to advice me. If NFS is no needed - fine for me ;)

    I already patched Samba using FAQ scripts - and finally will use offline files with Windows7 on NAS200.

    currently I'm trying to map drive using following script on my receiver:

    /bin/mount -t cifs //bla -o user=***,pass=***,unc=//IP/public%20disk%20 /STORAGE/NET/
    user and pass were created using NAS200 interface

    but i got error: mount: mounting //bla on /STORAGE/NET/ failed: Permission denied

    when i put root and root's password got another error: mount: mounting //bla on /STORAGE/NET/ failed: No such device or address

    are these scripts correct?
  4. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The "1" at the end of "PUBLIC DISK 1" was missing from the end of your path.

    Try this (as root):

    /bin/mount -t cifs -o user="username",pass="password" "//ipaddress/PUBLIC DISK 1" /STORAGE/NET/

    This assumes that the /STORAGE/NET directory exists, that it contains no files and that nothing else is mounted there. Replace username, password and ipaddress as needed.

    You may also want to read the mount.cifs(8) man page.

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