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Old 10-14-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cool How to mount a share over VPN

Hi, I'm trying to mount a share over VPN but having trouble. Nautilus mounts correctly, read/write no problem. I'd like a GUI app I'm using to use the mount point that Nautilus creates, while it can read the files over VPN it can only write a zero length file then errors. (I can't use the mount point that Nautilus creates on my network shares either)

1. Why can Nautilus write files on my network and over VPN but when an app tries to use Nautilus's mount point the app can read OK but can't write file content, but can create a zero length file? What's the fix?

So to solve the problem for my network I've created my own mount point thus:

sudo mount -t cifs -o user=****,password=****,uid=myname // /home/ronnie/Far_shares/Photos_LOCAL/

And the app can use this mount point fine.

After running the VPN I've tried:-
sudo mount -t cifs -o user=****,password=****,rw,hard,nosetuids,noperm,sec=ntlm,uid=myname // /home/ronnie/Far_shares/Photos_LOCAL/

I tried loads of combinations of options all to no avail - mount errors with

mount error(95): Operation not supported

Can anyone help please? Is it really the case the mount cannot create a mount point over a VPN? If it can't what does Nautilus use to create it's mount point?

Old 10-14-2018, 08:32 PM   #2
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Nautilus can mount without being run by root. But then only 'it' can access write functionality.
Old 10-16-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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On that basis, what command does it use to be able to create a mount point and one which can read and write? That's what I'm after.

I don't suppose it's possible to search it's source code? If it was possible, where would I find the code in order to search it.


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