CIFS, SAMBA, YDL, and HELL
Yellow Dog (fc5 derivative?) does not have smbmount or smbfs in any usable way, it seems. Instead, everyone keeps pointing at using CIFS.
While nautilus is able to mount the share in its own way, that share is not visible to any application that does not somehow integrate with nautilus itself (or so my understanding of it is). In short, I see the share but it's not mounted to any place in the file system and apps like VLC can't see it.
To remedy the problem, I want to mount the share to /mnt/share, a folder I've created. The share itself is on a FreeNas server that claims it uses CIFS.
I mount it as root using:
mount -t cifs //share/location /mnt/share -o username=user,password=pass
The share mounts but it comes out cooky. I can go in via cd command and see the file structure, permissions, etc. Nautilus can also see the file structure and different files, but it thinks all the files it sees are plain text. When I try to open the file, no matter what application I choose, it opens as though it really is text. A JPG file I know works does not open with GIMP because gimp can't read it, for example.
Even with root privileges, it will not let me copy files off the share, although I can delete, name, rename, and create files no problem. The permissions do not seem to be the problem, I'm guessing. If it was permissions, at least the files would know that an AVI is not a text file and should not be opened as such.
Last edited by sleepykit; 09-05-2007 at 01:31 PM.
Reason: Added better explanation of what happened