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Old 09-01-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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New to Linux, how to access my NAS system on my network

I'm new to linux, just loaded it a few days ago, so I don't have a lot of knowledge yet.

The one thing that is bothering me is that I can't figure out how to access my Dlink NAS file system. I have this setup so all my computers can access it, it's my backup for all my documents.

I know that samba probably needs setup, I've tried hacking around with it for hours without any luck. I've "googled" high and low trying to find some information.

Can anyone help? I'm not even seeing the NAS system on the network.

I have my network locked down with all the MAC address setup so those are the only ones allowed on the network. The NAS file server has each user setup and I have all those users under one group name.

Old 09-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using? Most of the "friendly" Linux distributions allow you to browse SMB/CIFS (Windows file sharing protocol) networks via the file manger. If this is the case, it should just be a matter of browsing the network, connecting to the server (the NAS device) and viewing the shares.

If not, you can manually mount CIFS/SMB shares from the command line. The simplest execution of which would look like:

sudo mount -t cifs //Server/Share /mnt/mountpoint
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I'm using OPENSUSE, I'm going to assume it's the latest version because I just downloaded it a few days ago.
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I've tried using the Network Folder Wizard;

I select "Microsoft Windows network drive"

It's ask for;
Name; I type "NAS Device"
Server; I type "Dlink-eec96c", I've also tried typing in the IP address.
Folder; I type "Volume_1"

All I get is sever not found.

I'm able to connect to the internet just fine, so I don't appear to have any network problems.
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I do have an error that seems to show up in the file manager, its;

"The Zeroconf daemon (mdnsd) is not running"


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