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Old 10-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Identifying Network drives


I took over the care and upkeep of a Gentoo server. I am trying to learn as much as I can about Linux and Gentoo. When the server boots, during start up, it wants a password to two network drives that are on a windows system elsewhere on the network. (I don't know where)

I am trying to figure out what the Gentoo system is connecting to, so that I can learn the purpose of the share etc. I have tried to read about NFS and shares and Samba. If possible, I'd just like some help on how review the network resources that are currently attached to the Gentoo server, the correct command.

Any help gratefully received.
Old 10-13-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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I think a good place to start would be the '/etc/fstab' file. Most file systems that get mounted automatically are listed in that file. Since the network drives are on windows, I would bet that they are using the cifs/smb protocol. In that case, play around with the 'smbtree' command if you have it installed.
Old 10-13-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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Thank you for the help. I did indeed identify the the network resources being shared in /etc/fstab, and am therefore, well on my way to solving that part of the Gentoo server puzzle.


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