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Old 01-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Can't access NAS device from


Hi all,
wasn't sure exactly where to put this question but I figured since it's such a n00bie question this forum would be good enough for now.

My problem is with this NAS device

and this HDD (which I put in this enclosure)

So, I put the HDD into the enclosure and then connected it to my fedora-13 laptop and ran through these directions (in order to see it on my machine - this was successful btw).

Once I was able to view the HDD from my laptop - so long as it was connected via USB - I opened my NAS device, connected it to an open port on my router with an RJ45 cable and then connected the enclosure with the disk inside via USB cable to the NAS device.

So, to clarify: HHD -> Enclosure -> NAS device -> router

The question is how can I get access this drive from my fedora machine (for backups, etc.)?
I should mention that I can access the drive from my fiance's Windows machine.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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BTW typically, bare drives are not formated. You did not state that you foramtted with any particular filesystem. The NAS device requres FAT32, NTFS or ext3 (I left out the Mac FS on purpose).

Assume you can access the device via its web configuration pages and that its netbios name has not been changed you should be able to see the device via Nautilus (file browser) built in smb browser with the name simplenet. I will assume you are running Gnome. In addition you can poll the device via the console command smbclient.
smbclient -L simplenet (press enter when prompted for a password)


The results will show you the drives share name. It might be easier if you configure the box with a static IP address. You can mount it via the command
mount -t cifs //IP_address/share_name /media/whatever (You will need to create a directory to use as a mount point if not already accomplished)

I have one and it does a decent job for a simple backup NAS device.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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One of the steps in the link to SuperUser that i posted was the following:
If you're sharing with Windows: Run mkfs.ntfs /dev/disk/by-id/usb-STXXXXXXXX_YYYYYYYY-part1
Which i *think* formats the disk.

in any case, when i ran:
smbclient -L simplenet
I got the following output:
[root@Moonface ~]# smbclient -L simplenet
Enter root's password:
Connection to simplenet failed (Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL)

I appreciate the advice and assistance
 
Old 01-03-2011, 04:54 AM   #4
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If there no drive plugged into the device sharing will be disabled. Is the device still seen by windows in network places? What is the share name for the drive?

Can you access the device via the web browser?
Did you make any changes to its settings yet?
Make sure that samba status is enabled and that security is set for guest mode. If you look at devices you should see the status of the attached drive.

Yes the command posted will format the drive. I assume you did not use the posted command verbatim...
 
Old 01-03-2011, 07:51 AM   #5
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Yes, the device is still seen by windows.
if I go to start->network->SIMPLENET->untitled-a1 (that is -aparently- the default name for the shared drive), I can read and write files to/from the windows machine.
I have not been able to access the device via web browser, though i'm not CERTAIN how to do that.
I've made no changes to the device settings.
I have enabled samba and set security to guest mode (according to this - which may not be the most secure).

I didn't use the command verbatim. I looked up my device by-id (as the only USB device available) and used the named returned by 'ls'.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #6
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The link posted will set up sharing on the Fedora computer not the NAS. So the windows PC can access the device. Should be able to browse the shares using nautilus similar to windows. At the moment I am not sure why you are not able to access it from Fedora.

You can download the manual from the following website. As suggested I would set up a static IP address. It also explains how to access it via a web browser.
http://www.simpletech.com/products/s.../simplenet.php
 
Old 01-03-2011, 02:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link. probably should have looked there to begin with. looks like there is (surprise!) a lot of good information there.
I'll try some of it out and let you know what happens when i get home from work.
Thanks again for your help.
 
  


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