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July 21, 2014Posted by on
I have discovered a better way on mounting the NAS shares .
Previously I was using /etc/fstab but this was not very convenient.
So I found “autofs”. It is taking care of automounting the CD/DVD/ external shares (NFS/CIFS, etc) based on the usage. I mean that when you click on the folder then it will mount it , but when not using the mount folder then at a predefined timeout time it will umount it . This is a good feature for me since I wanted to unmount automatically when I do not use that share.
So after installing the autofs ( from repository) then you have to configure two files.
First is /etc/auto.master. You should put here the timeout setting and the mount directory.
If you have more mounting paths you can put different timeout settings.
My example below:
+auto.master /mnt/nfsfreenas /etc/auto.misc --timeout 60 --ghost
The second file is /etc/auto.misc . This contain the mount settings ( somehow similar with /etc/fstab file)
My example file here:
file : /etc/auto.misc
bsddataset -fstype=nfs,soft,sync,rsize=6000,wsize=6000 192.168.1.20:/mnt/data1/bsdshare
So what I have here is a Freenas Unix share on 192.168.1.20 ( bsdshare) that is NFS type.
You can put in this file the CIFS/Samba also or sshfs or other shares. CD/DVD disks work also.
at the end , after updating this two files with your setup please restart the autofs service with
service autofs restart
May 27, 2014Posted by on
Simple setup for samba server on Tinycore linux server. Many tutorials are available on internet but mine is tested and it working as I want.
First install samba package on Tinycore linux.
from “tc” user start tce-ab
Then edit the smb.conf file from /usr/local/etc/samba/smb.conf.
Inside add something like this:
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = box security = user [atom_1t] comment = Data path = /mnt/sda1 read only = no guest ok = no
security = user
this will create a share that is based on user/password
netbios name = box
this will be the name of your server ( alias to avoid tiping the IP address)
read only = no
to have write access
guest ok = no
no allow of guest users ( no anonymous connections)
Then as root you run this command
smbpasswd -a <tinycore user>
then type the samba password for that user. You will use this password from the client machine when you will connect to the samba share
then save the samba config files to make the changes persistent after reboot.
add in /opt/.filetool.lst
usr/local/etc/samba/smb.conf <-- this contain samba setup usr/local/etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb <-- this contain your password
then backup with “backup”
and then restart the server
Next go at the client machine and in filemanager type:
and you should get a popup window asking for user and password. Put the user and that password you set on samba.